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Rest easy with regulatory compliance in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2017 [This blog post was originally published at: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/hybridcloud/2017/04/11/rest-easy-with-regulatory-compliance-in-windows-server-2016/] Last month we learned that Windows Server 2016 has achieved Common Criteria certification for the General Purpose OS protection profile. This international standard is ... 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
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
Hyper-converged with Windows Server 2016

Hyper-converged with Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Sep 08, 2015 One of the big hot features in Windows Server 2016 which has me really excited is Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). With S2D you will be able to create a hyper-converged private cloud ... 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
Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters - Part III

Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters – Part III

First published on MSDN on Aug 31, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will show the configuration of IP Addresses on multi-subnet clusters for the cluster’s network name, or “Client Access Point” (CAP). This is different from the IP ... continue reading

Validating a Cluster with Zero Downtime

First published on MSDN on Jun 28, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, As you may already know, the requirements for having a supported cluster have been significantly simplified since the release of Windows Server 2008. There is no longer a need ... continue reading

Understanding Software Options for your Datacenter Infrastructure

First published on MSDN on Jun 17, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will help you understand the different software SKU options you have when planning for a virtualized datacenter, private cloud or any other deployment model which uses ... continue reading
Configuring Network Prioritization on a Failover Cluster

Configuring Network Prioritization on a Failover Cluster

First published on MSDN on Jun 17, 2011 Hi Cluster Fans, This blog will describe the Network Prioritization feature and how to configure it. Network Prioritization is used to designate which type of traffic should be directed through which network ... continue reading