Microsoft Virtual Academy – Learn Failover Clustering & Hyper-V

First published on MSDN on Jun 02, 2015

Would you like to learn how to deploy, manage, and optimize a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster?  The

Microsoft Virtual Academy

is a free training website for IT Pros with over 2.7 million students.  This technical course can teach you everything you want to know about Clustering and high-availability and disaster recovery, and you don't even need prior clustering experience!  Start today:


Join clustering experts

Symon Perriman

(VP at

5nine Software

and former Microsoft Technical Evangelist) and Elden Christensen (Principal Program Manager Lead for

Microsoft's high-availability team

) and to explore the basic requirements for a cluster and how to deploy and validate it. Learn how to optimize the networking and configuration, and create a Scale-Out File Server. Hear the best practices for configuring and optimizing highly available virtual machines (VMs), and explore disaster recovery solutions with both Replica and multi-site clustering. Next look at advanced administration and techniques, then learn how System Center 2012 R2 can be used for large-scale failover cluster management and optimization.

This full day of training includes the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Failover Clustering
  2. Cluster Deployment and Upgrades
  3. Cluster Networking
  4. Cluster & Scale-Out File Server
  5. Hyper-V Clustering
  6. Multi-Site Clustering & Scale-Out File Server
  7. Advanced Cluster Administration &
  8. Managing Clusters with System Center 2012 R2

Learn everything you need to know about Failover Clustering on the Microsoft Virtual Academy:


This article was originally published by Microsoft’s Failover Clustering Blog. You can find the original article here.