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Replica Clusters behind a NAT

Replica Clusters behind a NAT

First published on TECHNET on Oct 10, 2013 When a Hyper-V Replica Broker is configured in your DR site to accept replication traffic, Hyper-V along with Failover Clustering intelligently percolates these settings to all the nodes of the clusters. A ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

Hyper-V Replica: Extend Replication

First published on TECHNET on Dec 09, 2013 With Hyper-V Extend Replication feature in Windows Server 2012 R2, customers can have multiple copies of data to protect them from different outage scenarios. For example, as a customer I might choose ... continue reading
Measuring Replication Health in a cluster

Measuring Replication Health in a cluster

First published on TECHNET on Dec 30, 2013 As part of running a mini-scale run in my lab, I had to frequently monitor the replication health and also note down the replication statistics. The statistics is available by by right ... continue reading

Network Recommendations for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012

First published on TECHNET on Jan 19, 2014 We recently published a TechNet document http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dn550728.aspx which provides guidance on configuring your network for a Hyper-V Cluster in Windows Server 2012. A snip of the summary from the document: Windows Server ... continue reading

Step by step – Creating Shielded VMs without VMM

First published on TECHNET on Jun 06, 2016 Hi, I’m Jane, one of the newest members of the Windows Server Security Product Team. My very first hands-on experience is to deploy Shielded VMs with the minimum amount of hardware. It ... continue reading
Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

Overview of Host Guardian Service (HGS) Diagnostics

First published on TECHNET on May 04, 2016 [This post is authored by Jim Hughes, Software Engineer for the Windows Server Team] The Host Guardian Service (HGS) is a principal component in enabling Hyper-V to host Shielded VMs in Windows ... continue reading
Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

First published on MSDN on Oct 10, 2016 I n a private cloud there may be multi-tier applications which are deployed across a set of virtual machines. Such as a database running in one VM, and an application leveraging that ... continue reading
Using PowerShell script make any application highly available

Using PowerShell script make any application highly available

First published on MSDN on Jun 06, 2016 Author: Amitabh Tamhane Senior Program Manager Windows Server Microsoft OS releases: Applicable to Windows Server 2008 R2 or later Now you can use PowerShell scripts to make any application highly available with ... continue reading
NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

First published on MSDN on May 27, 2016 In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) ... continue reading
Speeding Up Failover Tips-n-Tricks

Speeding Up Failover Tips-n-Tricks

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 From time-to-time people ask me for suggestions on what tweaks they can do to make Windows server Failover Cluster failover faster. In this blog I’ll discuss a few tips-n-tricks. Disable NetBIOS over ... continue reading