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Endpoint Configuration Manager – Site Server High Availability

Overview Endpoint Configuration Manager (Current Branch), supports high availability configurations through various options, which include but are not limited to the following: Any standalone primary site can now have an additional passive mode.* site server Remote content library* SQL Server ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

Failover Clustering Networking Basics and Fundamentals

My name is John Marlin and I am with the High Availability and Storage Team here and today I want to talk about Failover Clustering and Networking. Networking is a fundamental key with Failover Clustering that sometimes is overlooked but ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading
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Create a SQL FCI with a Tertiary AG Replica

Procedure The purpose of this guide is to provide the steps needed to deploy a 2-node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) hosting a clustered instance of SQL Server 2019. A 3rd Windows server running on a separate subnet will also ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery in the next version of Azure Stack HCI

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Failover Clustering New Features

Greeting Failover Cluster fans!! John Marlin here and I own the Failover Clustering feature within the Microsoft product team. In this blog, I will be giving an overview and demo a lot of the new features in Windows Server 2019 ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery with Azure Stack HCI in next version Windows Server LTSC

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
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Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 4

You are going to create a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Part 4 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. The FCI will only be installed on Node1 and Node2. FCIs require shared storage so ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 3

You are going to create a multi-subnet Availability Group in Part 3 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. First you give the Cluster Name Object rights in Active Directory and then install your AG. You ... continue reading