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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
Configuring Site Awareness with Multi-active Disaggregated Datacenters

Configuring Site Awareness with Multi-active Disaggregated Datacenters

First published on MSDN on Sep 10, 2015 In a previous blog ,I discussed the introduction of site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016. In this blog, I am going to walk through how you can configure site-awareness for your ... 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
Cluster Shared Volume Performance Counters

Cluster Shared Volume Performance Counters

First published on MSDN on Jun 05, 2014 This is the third blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over performance monitoring. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous ... continue reading
Configuring a File Share Witness on a Scale-Out File Server

Configuring a File Share Witness on a Scale-Out File Server

First published on MSDN on Mar 31, 2014 In this blog, I am going to discuss the considerations for configuring a File Share Witness (FSW) for the Failover Cluster hosting your workloads, on a separate Scale-Out File Server cluster. You ... continue reading
How to Configure an Alias for a Clustered SMB Share with Windows Server 2012

How to Configure an Alias for a Clustered SMB Share with Windows Server 2012

First published on MSDN on Apr 08, 2012 Starting with Windows Server 2008, SMB file shares on a Failover Cluster are scoped so that they are only accessible by valid UNC paths associated with the network name they are bound ... 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