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How to configure VM Monitoring in Windows Server 2012

How to configure VM Monitoring in Windows Server 2012

Overview Do you have a large number of virtualized workloads in your cluster? Have you been looking for a solution that allows you to detect if any of the virtualized workloads in your cluster are behaving abnormally? Would you like ... continue reading
How to Configure Clustered Tasks with Windows Server Failover Clustering

How to Configure Clustered Tasks with Windows Server Failover Clustering

First published on MSDN on May 31, 2012 Many customers use the Windows Task Scheduler to perform regularly scheduled maintenance tasks on their servers, to run audit checks, generate reports, and even updating application data caches. A task in the ... continue reading
Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

First published on MSDN on Jan 21, 2016 Hi Cluster Fans, It is nice to be back on the Cluster Team Blog! After founding this blog and working closely with the cluster team for almost eight years, I left Microsoft ... continue reading

How can we improve the installation and patching of Windows Server? (Survey Request)

First published on MSDN on Sep 11, 2015 Do you want your server OS deployment and servicing to move faster? We're a team of Microsoft engineers who want your experiences and ideas around solving real problems of deploying and servicing ... continue reading

Invitation: Provide feedback, comments, and vote on Cluster UserVoice page

First published on MSDN on May 11, 2015 The clustering team has a new UserVoice page here: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295074-clustering that is part of the Windows Server UserVoice page: http://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback . We welcome your feedback, comments, and votes – we would like ... continue reading
How to Run ChkDsk and Defrag on Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Run ChkDsk and Defrag on Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on MSDN on Jan 01, 2014 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a layer of abstraction on either the ReFS or NTFS file system (which is used to format the underlying private cloud storage). Just as with a non-CSV ... continue reading
Understanding the state of your Cluster Shared Volumes

Understanding the state of your Cluster Shared Volumes

First published on MSDN on Dec 05, 2013 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is the clustered file system for the Microsoft Private cloud, first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2. In Windows Server 2012, we radically improved the CSV architecture. We ... continue reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

First published on MSDN on Sep 04, 2013 Overview Windows Server Failover Clustering has always monitored the running state of virtual machines and the health state of clustered network and clustered storage. We are furthering the failure detection to include ... continue reading

Validate Storage Spaces Persistent Reservation Test Results with Warning

First published on MSDN on May 24, 2013 I have seen questions from customers who get a warning in the results of their failover cluster validation that indicates the storage doesn’t support persistent reservations for Storage Spaces. They want to ... continue reading
How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

First published on MSDN on Dec 13, 2012 In Windows Server 2012, a Failover Cluster can be created in an environment that has access only to a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) but not a Read Write Domain Controller (RWDC) ... continue reading