Tip of the Day: Printing in a Cluster

Today’s tip… In Windows Server 2012, we have an option available in Failover Cluster for monitoring a service inside a highly available VM. For example, print cluster is no longer supported in Win2012 cluster, instead we will configure Printing inside Highly Available VM and enable VM monitoring. As such, we are no longer supporting the…


Tip of the Day: Deleting cluster objects

In Windows Server 2012, we have added functionality in Active Directory to help prevent accidental deletion of CNO (Cluster Named Object). If a VCO (Virtual Cluster Object) gets deleted accidentally, repair AD object in Failover cluster Manager will bring it back.


Tip of the Day: iSCSI Target Now Clusterable

Today’s tip… The new iSCSI software target that comes with Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 is now easily ‘clusterable’.  That is, it can quickly be added to a Failover Cluster and even has its own resource DLL. Here is a screenshot of a target running inside Failover Cluster.


Tip of the Day: CSV Redirected I/O Modes

Today’s tip…   In Windows Server 2012 the new Cluster Shared Volumes have three different types of redirected I/O modes.   File level – Redirection on a per file basis File System level – Volume redirection at the top of the CSV pseudo-file system stack (the method we are used to) Block level – Redirection…


Tip of the Day: CNO/VCO Easy to Find

Today’s tip…   In Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, here are couple of easy rules to help you if you are trying to find cluster objects in Active Directory.   1. The CNO (ClusterName Object) will be created in the same container where the computer objects for nodes are stored.   2. The VCO (Virtual…