Backup your CSV disks with DPM 2010 Beta!

Happy Holidays Cluster Fans!   The System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 Beta is now available for download and testing.    This supports backing up your Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) disks, in addition to the following Clustering and Hyper-V features: ·         Supports Windows Server from 2003 through 2008 R2 including Hyper-V Server 2008 and… Read more

Dynamic Disks with Windows Server Failover Clustering

Since Failover Clustering traditionally requires shared storage (you could also use hardware or software replication between nodes), we get a lot of questions about which shared storage types we support.  Windows Server Failover Clustering has a very flexible storage model that allows a wide variety of storage and volume management solutions from 3rd parties to… Read more

Copying VHDs onto a CSV Disk? Use the Coordinator Node!

With Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) one of the nodes in the cluster is responsible for synchronization of access to files on a shared volume.  This is the node which currently owns the cluster ‘Physical Disk’ resource associated with that LUN, which is referred to as the Coordinator node.  Each LUN can have its own coordinator… Read more

Installing Network Load Balancing (NLB) on Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi,    This post will describe several ways to install Network Load Balancing (NLB) using the command line interface.  In Windows Server 2008 R2 installing Windows Features using scripts at the command line has changed a little since Windows Server 2008.  There are four ways to install the feature:   1.       Server Manger UI 2.       Command Prompt… Read more