Windows Server 2016/2019 Cluster Resource / Resource Types

Over the years, we have been asked about what some of the Failover Cluster resources/resource types are and what they do. There are several resources that have been asked about on multiple occasions and we haven’t really had a good definition to point you to. Well, not anymore. What I want to do with this… Read more

Microsoft Ignite 2018 Clustering Sessions available

For those who attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, Florida, we thank you for making it another huge success. So much fun was had by all.  We had the privilege of showing you what is new and coming in Windows Server 2019 with 700+ deep dive sessions and over 100+ workshops. You got the latest… Read more

Cluster Sets in Windows Server 2019 – Hyperscale for Hyperconverged !!

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Windows 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… Read more

Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

Failover Clustering Scale-Out File Server was first introduced in Windows Server 2012 to take advantage of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).  SOFS works in conjunction with Server Message Block (SMB), so as SMB has been updated through the newer versions, so has Scale-Out File Server.  There are several enhancements that I wanted to bring to light… 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