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Event ID 5120 in System Event Log

First published on MSDN on Feb 26, 2014 When conducting backups of a Windows Server 2012 or later Failover Cluster using Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), you may encounter the following event in the System event log: Log Name: System Source: ... continue reading
How to Run ChkDsk and Defrag on Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2

How to Run ChkDsk and Defrag on Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on MSDN on Jan 01, 2014 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a layer of abstraction on either the ReFS or NTFS file system (which is used to format the underlying private cloud storage). Just as with a non-CSV ... continue reading
Understanding the state of your Cluster Shared Volumes

Understanding the state of your Cluster Shared Volumes

First published on MSDN on Dec 05, 2013 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is the clustered file system for the Microsoft Private cloud, first introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2. In Windows Server 2012, we radically improved the CSV architecture. We ... continue reading

Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V & System Center Jump Start

First published on MSDN on Nov 08, 2013 Add Hyper-V to your server virtualization skillset and improve your career options: Register for this free course, led by Microsoft experts Symon Perriman and Corey Hynes: Server Virtualization w/ Windows Server Hyper-V ... continue reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Recovery from Network Disconnects

First published on MSDN on Sep 04, 2013 Overview Windows Server Failover Clustering has always monitored the running state of virtual machines and the health state of clustered network and clustered storage. We are furthering the failure detection to include ... continue reading

Validate Storage Spaces Persistent Reservation Test Results with Warning

First published on MSDN on May 24, 2013 I have seen questions from customers who get a warning in the results of their failover cluster validation that indicates the storage doesn’t support persistent reservations for Storage Spaces. They want to ... continue reading

Optimizing CSV Backup Performance

First published on MSDN on May 06, 2013 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a clustered file system available in Windows Server 2012 where all nodes in a Windows Server Failover Cluster can simultaneously access a common shared NTFS volume. CSV ... continue reading

Configuring How VMs Are Moved when a Node is Drained

First published on MSDN on Mar 21, 2013 Introducing some concepts: Windows Server 2012 introduced the ability to drain a node, which is sometimes also referred to as Node Maintenance Mode. When you drain a node, the Windows Server Failover ... continue reading
How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

How to Setup a Failover Cluster in a RODC Environment

First published on MSDN on Dec 13, 2012 In Windows Server 2012, a Failover Cluster can be created in an environment that has access only to a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) but not a Read Write Domain Controller (RWDC) ... continue reading

BUILD 2012: Designing applications for highly-availability with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering

First published on MSDN on Nov 05, 2012 BUILD 2012 wrapped up last week. In case you were not able to make it, the sessions are now posted that you can watch. Here is a link to the cluster session ... continue reading