Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019.  We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be.  To do so, go to this link and sign up…. Read more

New File Share Witness Feature in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019.  We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be.  To do so, go to this link and sign up…. Read more

Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be. To do so, go to this link and sign up…. Read more

How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019.  We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be.  To do so, go to this link and sign up…. Read more

Container Storage Support with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), SMB Global Mapping

By Amitabh Tamhane Goals: This topic provides an overview of providing persistent storage for containers with data volumes backed by Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and SMB Global Mapping. Applicable OS releases: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server version 1709 Prerequisites: This topic assumes basic understanding of containers as supported on Windows Server… Read more

Deploying IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure

Authors: Rob Hindman and Subhasish Bhattacharya, Program Manager, Windows Server In this blog I am going to discuss deployment considerations and scenarios for IaaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure. IaaS VM Guest Clustering in Microsoft Azure A guest cluster in Microsoft Azure is a Failover Cluster comprised of IaaS VMs. This allows hosted VM… Read more

Failover Clustering Sets for Start Ordering

In a private cloud there may be multi-tier applications which are deployed across a set of virtual machines. Such as a database running in one VM, and an application leveraging that database running in another VM. It may be desired to have start ordering of highly available virtual machines which have dependencies.   Sets: Virtual… Read more

Failover Clustering @ Ignite 2016

I am packing my bags getting ready for Ignite 2016 in Atlanta, and I thought I would post all the cluster and related sessions you might want to check out.  See you there! If you couldn’t make it to Ignite this year, don’t worry you can stream all these sessions online. Cluster BRK3196 – Keep… Read more

Using PowerShell script make any application highly available

Author: Amitabh Tamhane Senior Program Manager Windows Server Microsoft OS releases: Applicable to Windows Server 2008 R2 or later Now you can use PowerShell scripts to make any application highly available with Failover Clusters!!! The Generic Script is a built-in resource type included in Windows Server Failover Clusters. Its advantage is flexibility: you can make… Read more

NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter

In this blog I will discuss what the NetFT Virtual Adapter Performance Filter is and the scenarios when you should or should not enable it. The Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT) is a virtual adapter used by the Failover Clustering feature to build fault tolerant communication routes between nodes in a cluster for intra-cluster… Read more