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Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Step-by-Step: How to configure a SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance in Azure

Introduction If you are reading this article you probably are still using SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 and want to take advantage of the extended security updates that Microsoft is offering if you move your SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 into Azure ... continue reading
Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: Configuring a File Server Cluster in Azure that Spans Availability Zones

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster that spans the new Availability Zones a single region of Azure. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as ... continue reading
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Upgrading and what is new in Windows Server 2019 Clustering #winserv #RunWS2019 #WindowsServer2019

This blog post is the first of a series on Windows Server 2019. #MSIgnite is coming and there will be a lot of new features coming. So in preparation I’ll show you what is changed and how to build things ... continue reading
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Quick Start Guide: SQL Server Clusters on Windows Server 2008 R2 in Azure

Apparently Windows Server 2008 R2 lives on in the cloud as I get a calls for this sporadically. Yes, Azure does support Windows Server 2008 R2 and older versions of SQL Server including 2008 R2 and 2012. Of course Always ... continue reading
Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

Cluster Quorum File Share Witness on a USB stick?

I’m very excited to hear that coming in Windows Server 2019 there will be a few new features in regards to the File Share Witness for the Failover Cluster Quorum. The feature that many of my customers have been asking ... continue reading
Here’s what you missed – Five big announcements for Storage Spaces Direct from the Windows Server Summit

Here’s what you missed – Five big announcements for Storage Spaces Direct from the Windows Server Summit

This post was authored by Cosmos Darwin, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Yesterday we held the first Windows Server Summit, an online event all about modernizing your infrastructure and applications with Windows ... continue reading
New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading
Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the ... continue reading
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