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Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

First published on MSDN on Feb 14, 2017 Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM ... 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
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