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STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

STEP-BY-STEP: HOW TO CONFIGURE A SQL SERVER 2008 R2 FAILOVER CLUSTER INSTANCE ON WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 IN AZURE

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

First published on MSDN on Apr 16, 2018 One of the quorum models for Failover Clustering is the ability to use a file share as a witness resource. As a recap, the File Share Witness is designated a vote in ... continue reading
Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

SMB Connections move on connect Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) relies on DNS round robin for inbound connections sent to cluster nodes. When using Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2016 and older, this behavior can be inefficient: if the connection is ... continue reading

Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 – Hyperscale for Hyperconverged !!

Cluster Sets is a new feature in Windows Server 2019 that was first introduced at Ignite 2017 . Cluster Sets is the new cloud scale-out technology that increases cluster node count in a single Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) cloud ... continue reading
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So what exactly is the CLIUSR account

From time to time, people stumble across the local user account called CLIUSR and wonder what it is, while you really don’t need to worry about it; we will cover it for the curious in this blog. The CLIUSR account ... continue reading
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No such thing as a Heartbeat Network

This is a blog that has been a long time coming. From time to time, we get a request about how to configure networking in Failover Clusters. One of the questions we get is how should the heartbeat network be ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

First published on MSDN on Jan 16, 2019 Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple ... continue reading
Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

First published on MSDN on Nov 01, 2018 For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all. We had the privilege of showing ... continue reading
Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

First published on MSDN on Apr 13, 2018 This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play ... continue reading
How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

First published on MSDN on Jan 09, 2018 This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play ... continue reading