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Optimizing Hyper-V Live Migrations on an Hyperconverged Infrastructure

We have been doing some extensive testing in how to best configure Hyper-V live migration to achieve the best performance and highest level of availability. Recommendations: Configure Live Migration to use SMB. This must be performed on all nodes [crayon-62b60938c0ec3833963756/] ... continue reading
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

Planning Failover Cluster Node Sizing

In this blog I will discuss considerations on planning the number of nodes in a Windows Server Failover Cluster. Starting with Windows Server 2012, Failover Clustering can support to up 64-nodes in a single cluster making it industry leading in ... continue reading
How to Properly Shutdown a Failover Cluster or a Node

How to Properly Shutdown a Failover Cluster or a Node

This blog will discuss the proper process for shutting down an individual node in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster or the entire cluster with all the nodes. Note: While the steps outlined will be specific to Windows Server ... continue reading
How to Enable CSV Cache

How to Enable CSV Cache

Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) Cache is a feature which allows you to allocate system memory (RAM) as a write-through cache. The CSV Cache provides caching of read-only unbuffered I/O. This can improve performance for applications such as Hyper-V, which conducts ... continue reading
Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Windows Server Failover Clustering is a high availability platform that is constantly monitoring the network connections and health of the nodes in a cluster. If a node is not reachable over the network, then recovery action is taken to recover ... continue reading

MSMQ Errors in the Cluster.log

First published on MSDN on Apr 05, 2013 After using the Get-ClusterLog cmdlet to generate the Cluster.log, you may notice the following errors and warnings in the cluster log: [crayon-62b60938c176d689842471/] Root Cause: These events are logged because the MSMQ and ... continue reading
Understanding the Repair Active Directory Object Recovery Action

Understanding the Repair Active Directory Object Recovery Action

First published on MSDN on Dec 13, 2013 One of the responsibilities of cluster Network Name resource is to rotate the password of the computer object in Active Directory associated with it. When the Network Name resource is online, it ... 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

Decoding Bugcheck 0x0000009E

First published on MSDN on Nov 13, 2013 In the System event log you may find an event similar to the following: Event ID: 1001 Source: Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting Description: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000009e (0x0000000000000000, ... continue reading