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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Learn Failover Clustering & Hyper-V

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 failover cluster? The Microsoft Virtual Academy is a free training website for IT Pros with over ... continue reading
Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

Storage Spaces Direct using Windows Server 2016 virtual machines

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2015 Windows Server 2016 introduces Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which enables building highly available storage systems which is virtual shared storage across the servers using local disks. This is a significant step forward ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements - Active Dump

Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Active Dump

First published on MSDN on May 18, 2015 Active Dump The following enhancement is not specific to Failover Cluster or even Windows Server. However, it has significant advantages when you are troubleshooting and getting memory.dmp files from servers running Hyper-V ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements - Cluster Log

Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Cluster Log

First published on MSDN on May 14, 2015 Cluster Log Enhancements This is the first in a series of Blogs that will provide details about the improvements we have made in the tools and methods for troubleshooting Failover Clusters with ... continue reading
Troubleshooting Cluster Shared Volume Recovery Failure – System Event 5142

Troubleshooting Cluster Shared Volume Recovery Failure – System Event 5142

First published on MSDN on Mar 26, 2015 In the last post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2014/12/08/10579131.aspx we discussed event 5120, which indicates that Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) observed and error and attempted to recover. In this post we will discuss cases when recovery ... continue reading
Symantec ApplicationHA for Hyper-V

Symantec ApplicationHA for Hyper-V

First published on MSDN on Aug 28, 2014 In previous blogs I had discussed the Failover Clustering VM Monitoring feature adding in Windows Server 2012. You can find these blogs here and here . Below is a guest blog describing ... continue reading
Deploying SQL Server 2014 with Cluster Shared Volumes

Deploying SQL Server 2014 with Cluster Shared Volumes

First published on MSDN on May 08, 2014 An exciting new feature in SQL Server 2014 is the support for the deployment of a Failover Cluster Instance (FCI) with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this blog, I am going to ... continue reading
Configuring a File Share Witness on a Scale-Out File Server

Configuring a File Share Witness on a Scale-Out File Server

First published on MSDN on Mar 31, 2014 In this blog, I am going to discuss the considerations for configuring a File Share Witness (FSW) for the Failover Cluster hosting your workloads, on a separate Scale-Out File Server cluster. You ... continue reading
Failover Clustering and IPv6 in Windows Server 2012 R2

Failover Clustering and IPv6 in Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on MSDN on Mar 24, 2014 In this blog, I will discuss some common questions pertaining to IPv6 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clusters. What network protocol does Failover Clustering default to? If both IPv4 and IPv6 ... continue reading

Cluster Shared Volume Diagnostics

First published on MSDN on Mar 13, 2014 This is the second blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over diagnostics. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous blog ... continue reading