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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 2

You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the ... continue reading

Site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016, debuts the birth of site-aware clusters. Nodes in stretched clusters can now be grouped based on their physical location (site). Cluster site-awareness enhances key operations during the cluster lifecycle such as failover behavior, placement policies, heartbeating between ... continue reading

Operational resilience begins with your commitment to and investment in cyber resilience

Operational resilience cannot be achieved without a true commitment to and investment in cyber resilience. Global organizations need to reach the state where their core operations and services won’t be disrupted by geopolitical or socioeconomic events, natural disasters, and cyber ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server Always On Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been Always On Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

Step-By-Step: Creating a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group

One of the most requested features in SQL, from as far back as SQL 2012, has been AlwaysOn Availability Groups. This takes disaster recovery and high availability to a new level by enabling multiple copies of the database to be ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Failover Clustering New Features

Greeting Failover Cluster fans!! John Marlin here and I own the Failover Clustering feature within the Microsoft product team. In this blog, I will be giving an overview and demo a lot of the new features in Windows Server 2019 ... continue reading

It’s all the buzz! HCI in your Windows Server environment

This blog post was authored by Dianna Marks, Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server Marketing. HCI is all the buzz nowadays! What exactly is HCI? Spelled out its hyperconverged infrastructure, also referred to as the software defined data center (SDDC). It ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Step-By-Step: How to Configure A SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster Instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 In Azure

Intro On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure, Microsoft will give you three years of ... continue reading
Workgroup and Multi-domain clusters in Windows Server 2016

Workgroup and Multi-domain clusters in Windows Server 2016

First published on MSDN on Aug 17, 2015 In Windows Server 2012 R2 and previous versions, a cluster could only be created between member nodes joined to the same domain. Windows Server 2016 breaks down these barriers and introduces the ... continue reading
Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

Setting up Linux Operating System Clusters on Hyper-V (1 of 3)

First published on TECHNET on Feb 19, 2016 Author: Dexuan Cui Background When Linux is running on physical hardware, multiple computers may be configured in a Linux operating system cluster to provide high availability and load balancing in case of ... continue reading