Clustering and HA Resources

Hi Cluster Fans,

Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of useful documents, guides and information to this blog (  If there is any important Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the ’email’ link in the upper left corner of the page and send us the resource and URL.

Symon Perriman
Program Manager
Clustering & HA

General Resources

·         Cluster Team Site: Clustering Technical Resources

·         Guide: Failover Clustering Deployment

·         Guide: Validating Hardware for a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: Migrating Cluster Settings

·         Guide: Configuring the Quorum in a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: Configuring Accounts in Active Directory

·         Guide: Configure a Service or Application for High Availability

·         Guide: Modifying Settings for a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: Installing a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: Creating a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: Cluster Requirements

·         Guide: Validating a cluster

·         Guide: Managing a Failover Cluster

·         Guide: The Failover Cluster Management Snap-In

·         TechNet: Support Policy

·         Webcast: Top 10 Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Enhancements over Windows Server 2003 Clustering, Based on Best Practices (Level 300)

·         Webcast: Failover Clustering 101

·         Webcast: Achieving High Availability with Windows Server “Longhorn” Clustering (Level 200)

·         Whitepaper: Failover Cluster Architecture Overview

·         Whitepaper: Microsoft’s HA Strategy

·         Whitepaper: Overview of Failover Clustering



·         Utility: Remote Server Administration Tools (simplifies Server Core configurations)

·         Guide: Server Core

·         TechNet: Installation

·         Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Enhancing High Availability with Server Core in Windows Server 2008


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