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Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

Virtual Machine Storage Resiliency in Windows Server 2016

First published on TECHNET on Sep 08, 2015 We live in an imperfect world, where things will go wrong. When they do, you need a private cloud which is designed to be highly available and resilient to failures in the ... 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

Troubleshooting ‘Unsupported Cluster Configuration’ errors in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

First published on TECHNET on Dec 20, 2016 ~ John Clyburn | Senior Consultant Hi everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I’m a senior consultant here at Microsoft. I was recently working at a customer site where we were ... continue reading
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Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn ... 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
Deploy Azure File Sync

Extend you File server with Azure File Sync and Migrate with Windows Admin Center #WindowsServer #Azure #AFS #WAC #HybridCloud #FileServer

In the former blog post "step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019" I created a File share on a Cluster to make the share HA. This is more the ... continue reading
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step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

Installing the Cluster is easy now days. But just this I post a little blog on how to do this, In my blog stats it shows that the 2012 post is still very active , so time for an update ... 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
Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Scale-Out File Server Improvements 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
Storage Spaces Direct Stack

Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)?

With the introduction of Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) was introduced. At a very high level, this solution allows you to pool together locally attached storage and present it to the cluster as a CSV ... continue reading