Failover Clustering & NLB Documents and Resources

Hi Cluster Fans,


Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of over 300 useful documents, guides, information and utilities to this blog (  If there is any other useful Failover Clustering or Network Load Balancing content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the ’email’ link in the upper right corner of the page and send us the resource and URL so we can share it.


Symon Perriman
Program Manager
Clustering & HA



Useful Sources

Windows Server 2008 R2


Deployment, Migration & Upgrades

Exchange Server

File Server, DFS-R, DFS-N & NFS



Multi-Site Clustering

Network Load Balancing

Other Resources & Workloads

PowerShell, Cluster.exe & Scripting

Print Clustering

SQL Server




Useful Sources

·         Blog: Cluster Team:

·         Blog: Ask Core: Clustering

·         Training: Course 6423a: Implementing and Managing WS08 Clustering

·         Website: Cluster Information Portal

·         Website: Clustering Forum (2008)

·         Website: Clustering Forum (2008 R2)

·         Website: Clustering Newsgroup

·         Website: Cluster Technical Resources



Windows Server 2008 R2

·         R2 Evaluation Build:

·         Blog: Adding Features via PowerShell

·         Blog: Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV): Disk Ownership

·         Blog: Deploying Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

·         Blog: How to manually defrag or ChkDisk a CSV disk

·         Blog: Hyper-V Export and Import (2008 R2)

·         Blog: Live Migration Traffic

·         Blog: Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines

·         Blog: PowerShell for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2

·         Blog: PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2

·         Blog: SCVMM Quick Storage Migration

·         KB Article: Hyper-V R2 Upgrades

·         TechNet: