Windows Server 2019 Build 17666 is out

Microsoft today released a new Insider Preview of Windows Server. This time it is Windows Server Build 17656. Officially known as Windows Server 2019, this release is now available for the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC).

Windows Server Insider Preview Banner LogoThe Insider Preview program for Windows Server allows customers to try out all the new features of the upcoming OS and provide feedback on them to Microsoft. Here is the change log for Windows Server 2019 Build 17656.

Performance history for Storage Spaces Direct

This build improves the Get-ClusterPerformanceHistory cmdlet to be more scripting-friendly. It’s now convenient to pipe performance history into utility cmdlets like Sort-ObjectWhere-Object, and Measure-Object so you can quickly find the average or peak value, filter values, plot trend lines, run outlier detection, and more. You can see examples with these cmdlets in the topics linked under “Insider Preview content” on aka.ms/StorageSpacesDirect.

This build adds performance history for the Storage Spaces Direct cache for reads (% hit rate) and writes (% full), as well as the CSV in-memory read cache (% hit rate). These new series are available per-server and in aggregate.

Some performance history series have changed names in this build for greater clarity and consistency—for example, Node.Cpu.Usage is now ClusterNode.Cpu.Usage. Note that this change will result in some blank charts in Windows Admin Center until its next update.

Delimit volume allocation with Storage Spaces Direct

New cmdlets, provided in this build, simplify the management of volumes with delimited allocation. Use Get-StorageScaleUnit to see fault domains; follow associations to/from Get-VirtualDisk to see the current allocation; and set or modify allocation by using friendly names for fault domains. For more details, see the links under “Insider Preview content” on aka.ms/StorageSpacesDirect.

Available Content

Windows Server 2019 Preview is available in ISO format in 18 languages, and in VHDX format in English only. This build and all future pre-release builds will require the use of activation keys during setup. The following keys allow for unlimited activations:

Datacenter Edition 6XBNX-4JQGW-QX6QG-74P76-72V67
Standard Edition MFY9F-XBN2F-TYFMP-CCV49-RMYVH

Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Edition is available in English only, in ISO or VHDX format. The images are pre-keyed –  no need to enter a key during setup.

Symbols are available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. As before, matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here.

This build will expire on December 14th, 2018.

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Source: Microsoft

One thought on “Windows Server 2019 Build 17666 is out

  1. Ban me

    Installing a MS product these days is like playing Russian roulette. Roulette being the safer option of those two.

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