Andy Vierthaler pinged me earlier with some cool details and info on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover clustering and hyper-v Clustering which he got forwarded from the cluster teams blog.
Microsoft have some upcoming webcasts covering both introductory material and R2 features. If you’re new to clustering and want to learn more, our beginners webcasts will give you a solid foundation. If you want to know more about Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 (code name “Windows Server 7”), check out our Feature Roadmap and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) presentations. Our multi-site clustering webcast will discuss disaster recovery options through a configuration often called “stretched clustering” or “geographically distributed clustering”.
All of these Live Meeting events will be recorded, so even if you miss them, they will be available via the link in 24 – 48 hours after the presentation.
Presenter: Symon Perriman, Program Manager, Clustering & HA
Air Date: March 18th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST
Overview: High availability, disaster recovery, fault tolerance. If these words are not in your IT department's vocabulary, your organization is probably unprepared to deal with the inevitable—server downtime. Attend this webcast to learn about Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clustering, a high-availability solution from Microsoft. Failover clustering connects servers and monitors the health of the servers and the applications running on servers. In the event of a server failure, applications can fail over to another server and continue running with minimal interruption to your mission-critical applications. We cover the basics of failover clustering in this webcast, and we provide the information to help you get a failover cluster configured and deployed in a matter of hours.
Presenter: Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & HA
Air Date: March 19th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST
Overview: Virtualization is a hot topic on customers' minds. But what happens if you consolidate a number of servers into virtual machines, put them on a single host computer, and that computer fails? All your eggs are in one basket, so to speak, and users may not be able to access critical information. To avoid scenarios like this, high availability has become part of the virtualization discussion for organizations of all sizes, not just large Fortune 500 companies. Be sure you have the necessary knowledge to discuss high availability and virtualization with your customers. If you are new to failover clustering, this webcast is for you. We provide step-by-step instruction on configuring a highly available virtualization solution with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and failover clustering features.
Presenter: Elden Christensen, Senior Program Manager Lead, Clustering & HA
Air Date: March 26th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST
Overview: Come and learn about all the new Failover Clustering enhancements that are going to be delivered in Windows Server 2008 R2 code name "Windows Server 7" operating system. In this webcast, we drill into incremental improvements from Windows Server 2008 to the cluster validation tool, Windows PowerShell support, the new cluster configuration program, and other exciting features.
Air Date: April 2nd | Air Time: 10am-11am PST
Overview: In this webcast, we provide an overview of the new Cluster Shared Volumes code name "Centipede" failover clustering feature in the Windows Server 2008 R2 code name "Windows Server 7" operating system. Join us to learn how the Windows Server cluster storage architecture is innovating to enable Hyper-V virtualization technology, a new and significant enhancement planned for "Windows Server 7" that is creating a lot of excitement. This is a session you don't want to miss.
Presenter: Ahmed Bisht, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & HA
Air Date: April 9th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST
Overview: As the Windows Server operating system becomes more accepted in large-scale, high-end, mission-critical IT environments, the requirements for disaster tolerance and business continuance become more and more important. In this webcast, we discuss how you can build a fault-tolerant, high-availability server solution with Windows Server 2008 failover clustering that also facilitates disaster recovery.
Justin over at the Virtual World blog has posted information around a number of upcoming clustering-related