When you are working with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V you will want to keep an eye on your servers to make sure they are running properly and they are maintained. In this post I am going to show some of the things that are built-in the server, specifically with PowerShell. More importantly you are going to learn about what are some of the capabilities with when you introduce System Center 2012 into the mix as well.
One of the features in Windows Server 2012 that got greatly enhanced is the Failover Clustering. See the bottom of this post for a list of all the new and improved features. In today’s part we are going to take a look at how Hyper-V takes advantages of some of these enhancements and how you can use Failover Clustering and Hyper-V to truly beef up your virtualization environment. With Hyper-V there are two ways you can cluster your environment. You can cluster the Hyper-v hosts systems or you can cluster the hyper-v guest systems. Specifically in today’s post we are going to look at Hyper-V hosts and how they can be clustered.
As some of you may know I am extremely excited about Windows Azure IaaS and the virtual machines feature (currently in customer preview). During my sessions I get a lot of the same questions about how Windows Azure IaaS works. Well I had a chance to do an ask the experts session a couple of weeks ago and I met Narahari Dogiparthi. Narahari works in our support organization and he focuses on Windows Azure IaaS and get’s all kinds of great questions as well. He wrote a great little FAQ around windows Azure