Speeding Up Failover Tips-n-Tricks

From time-to-time people ask me for suggestions on what tweaks they can do to make Windows server Failover Cluster failover faster. In this blog I’ll discuss a few tips-n-tricks. Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP – Unless you need legacy OS compatibility, NetBIOS is doing you nothing but slow you down.  You want to disable NetBIOS in a… Read more

Failover Cluster VM Load Balancing in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 introduces the Virtual Machine Load Balancing feature to optimize the utilization of nodes in a Failover Cluster. During the lifecycle of your private cloud, certain operations (such as rebooting a node for patching), results in the Virtual Machines (VMs) in your cluster being moved. This could result in an unbalanced cluster where some nodes are… Read more