Guest Failover Clustering with VMware

This blog discusses running a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) in a virtual machine (VM) on top of a VMware host.  Running a cluster in a virtualized environment is commonly referred to as “Guest Clustering”.  Guest Clustering provides two key values: 1.       Application Health Monitoring – Enables health monitoring of applications running within a VM. … Read more

Migration Options for Hardware with Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008

Hi Cluster Fans, Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 no longer supports the traditional “rolling upgrade” which you may be familiar with from Windows Server 2003.  This has given the impression that you will not be able to reuse your hardware.   That is not true – with clustering’s built-in ‘Migrate a Cluster Wizard’, you have… Read more