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Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Apr 29, 2016 Windows Server 2016 introduces the Virtual Machine Load Balancing feature to optimize the utilization of nodes in a Failover Cluster. During the lifecycle of your private cloud, certain operations (such as rebooting ... continue reading

Troubleshooting Hangs Using Live Dump

First published on MSDN on Mar 02, 2016 In this blog post https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/2014/12/08/troubleshooting-cluster-shared-volume-auto-pauses-event-5120/ we discussed what a Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) event ID 5120 means, and how to troubleshoot it. In particular, we discussed the reason for auto-pause due to ... continue reading
Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

Managing Failover Clusters with 5nine Manager

First published on MSDN on Jan 21, 2016 Hi Cluster Fans, It is nice to be back on the Cluster Team Blog! After founding this blog and working closely with the cluster team for almost eight years, I left Microsoft ... continue reading
Cluster Shared Volume - A Systematic Approach to Finding Bottlenecks

Cluster Shared Volume – A Systematic Approach to Finding Bottlenecks

First published on MSDN on Jul 29, 2015 In this post we will discuss how to find if performance that you observe on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) is what you expect and how to find which layer in your ... continue reading
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