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  • Blog Post: Cluster aggregated view in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Provider for a symmetric storage configuration

    Blog written by Sripresanna in the Storage, Network & Print Team Cluster aggregated view for Windows Storage Provider In this blog, I’d like to explain about the new cluster aggregated view feature that is part of the Storage Management on Windows Server 2012 R2. For a quick overview...
  • Blog Post: 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 ...
  • Blog Post: Let’s welcome the Clustering and High Availability Blog!

    Hello, Storage fans Microsoft Cluster team restarted their blogging activities this January. Check out the new content at http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering -- Malu Menezes
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Extending cluster storage

    A question recently came in on the bloghotline from a customer who asked about implementing scalable storage on server clusters and how to avoid downtime when storage needs to be extended. One of our cluster PMs, Elden Christensen, replied as follows: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In regards...
  • Blog Post: Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part I

    On Windows Server 2008 R2, a Windows Failover cluster can be configured to be a member of a DFSR replication group. This feature can be used to configure highly available replication services. In this three part blog series, let us examine how to configure a Windows Failover cluster as a DFS Replication...
  • Blog Post: Sizing file servers

    “How do I size file servers?” is a perennial question, and we recently had a mail thread in response to a customer question about sizing file server clusters. We do have some guidance about server cluster capacity planning and file server RAM and CPU sizing in the Windows Server 2003 Deployment Kit....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 Guides Contains interesting Step-by-step articles, like: - Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster - Configuring a Two-Node...
  • Blog Post: Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part III

    The previous posts in this series explained how to create a Windows Failover cluster and how to configure DFS Replication for high availability on that cluster respectively. Now, it is time to add the failover cluster as a member of a replication group. Pre-deployment notes Only failover clusters running...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2011 demo install step-by-step (Hyper-V, AD, DNS, iSCSI Target, File Server Cluster, SQL Server over SMB2)

    We have a new blog post out that explains the demo setup used in the TechEd 2011 presentation about Windows Server 2008 R2 File Services Consolidation. In the post, you get step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the environment used in the presentation's demo. This is a great way to experiment...
  • Blog Post: DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available. If you’re eager to know what’s available in R2, please read on. 1. Support for Windows Failover Clusters In Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Failover clusters can be configured to be part of a replication group. Windows Failover clustering technology enables...
  • Blog Post: To scale out or not to scale out, that is the question

    Hi folks, Ned here again. If Shakespeare had run Windows, Hamlet would be a play about configuring failover clusters for storage. Today I discuss the Scale-Out File Server configuration and why general use file server clustered shares may still have a place in your environment. These two types of Windows...