Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part II

In the previous blog post we examined how to create a Windows Failover Cluster for Contoso. Now, let’s examine the steps involved in configuring a highly available file server on this new failover cluster. It is highly recommended to read the previous post first to gain valuable context about the sample deployment scenario that is… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Failover Clustering Options

Hi, All! Jose Barreto just posted an article describing different ways to implement Windows Server Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. The scenarios described include: 1 – Parent-based Failover Clustering with two physical servers 2 – Child-based Failover Clustering with two physical servers3 – Mixed Physical/Virtual Failover Clustering 4 – Failover Clustering with two… Read more

May Windows Server 2008 Knowledge Base Articles

Hello,   Below you have a list of KB articles for Windows Server 2008 released or updated this May. 949429 05/27/2008 The virtual IP address of a Windows Server 2008 NLB cluster is bound to the NetBIOS host name of a particular server or of multiple servers 952247 05/27/2008 The Cluster network name resource and… Read more

Storage Solutions team at TechED IT Pro 2008

Storage team is bringing 8 sessions and 2 Hands-on Lab to Microsoft TechED IT Pro 2008!   Karandeep Anand, Jason Buffington, Ram Kailasanathan, Drew McDaniel and Edwin Yuen will be hosting the sessions from the Storage side. Clustering and High availability will also be there to talk about their biggest release to date – Clustering… Read more

April Windows Server 2008 Knowledge Base Articles

Hello,   Below you have a list of KB articles for Windows Server 2008 released or updated this April.   951007 04/02/2008 An event may be logged after you restart Windows Server 2008: “Event ID: 5 Message: The Virtual Storage Filter Driver is disabled through the registry. It is inactive for all disk drives” 950804… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Clustering Whitepapers available at Microsoft Download

Recently, the Failover Clustering team released several White Papers about High Availability and Clustering in Windows Server 2008:   §  Microsoft High Availability Overview   §  Overview of Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008   §  Quick Migration with Hyper-V   §  Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Architecture Overview   §  Failover Clustering in Windows… Read more

Storage Support for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008

Some customers ask why parallel SCSI support was removed from Windows Server 2008.   Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008 intents to achieve the highest standard of reliability. For that, every hardware component has to be marked as “certified for Windows Server 2008”, and pass all tests in the Failover Clustering Validation tool.  One of… Read more

New guides posted on Microsoft Downloads page

Hello, Just a quick update: we had new content posted on Microsoft Downloads page. Check it out below:Windows Server 2008: ·         Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step GuidesContains interesting Step-by-step articles, like:–  Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster–  Configuring a Two-Node Print Server Failover Cluster–  Check specifically: Creating and Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services Templates;– … Read more

Clustering Webcasts from Technet

Hello to all Next week, Technet will release a series of live Webcasts for Level 300 Clustering training.Add them to your calendar: ·         TechNet Webcast: Build High-Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering (Level 300) – Monday, January 21, 2008 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) ·         TechNet Webcast: Failover Clustering 101 (Level… Read more