Free Clustering & HA Training for Hyper-V & Private Cloud

Next Tuesday, December 6th from 8am-11am PST, we are offering a free training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud Register here: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=287 Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden Christensen (Principal Program Manager Lead for Clustering) to understand how Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering with… Read more

Virtualization & Clustering Exam Training

On Thursday December 1st and Wednesday January 11th, Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and Technical Instructor Philip Helsel will host an online 8-hour deep dive training event for the Microsoft 70-659 Technical Specialist exam, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization. This virtual event runs for 8 hours at different times and will include presentations, demos and… Read more

Virtualization Career Training Opportunities

Virtualization Career TrainingOn Tuesday, October 4th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning.  This half day virtual event (8am – 11am PST) will offer a Level 100 to 200 introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about Microsoft Virtualization and how it… Read more

Announcement: Upcoming Cluster & Hyper-V Training for User Groups

Hi Cluster Fans, On Thursday, July 14th we will be giving online training to user groups about Failover Clustering & Hyper-V: Planning your Highly-Available Virtualization Environment.  This event is run in collaboration with Microsoft’s User Group Support Services (UGSS) and will be presented by Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman. This workshop will actually teach you or… Read more

Managing Hardware Snapshots on Failover Clusters

In this blog I will discuss how clusters identify disks and considerations of presenting a hardware snapshot of a LUN back to the same cluster. Windows Server Failover Clustering has a kernel mode driver called ClusDisk.sys that listens for PnP arrivals of new disks to the system.  When a new disk arrives ClusDisk will look… Read more

Announcing Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start Training Videos!

Microsoft Learning hosted another new and exclusive Jump Start virtual training event – Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals.  We are thrilled to announce availability of the HD-quality video recordings – FREE – on TechNet Edge and soon coming to MS Showcase, the Zune Marketplace, iTunes!  Additionally, every module will be made available (with assessment questions)… Read more

Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals – Free Online Classes – March 29-31

Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for VMWare and Microsoft virtualization technology pros.  Registration for “Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals” is open now and will be delivered as a FREE online class on March 29-31, 2010 from 10:00am-4:00pm PDT.  … Read more

Clustered File Servers and the Remote Volume Management Firewall Setting

Hi Cluster Fans,   A common mistake when creating clustered file is not opening the appropriate firewall setting, Remote Volume Management.  This can cause the file server to give errors for various operations.  Remote Volume Management provides remote software and hardware disk volume management using RPC.  More information about using Remote Volume Management with File… Read more

Changing Clustered IP Addresses & Configuring a DHCP or WINS Cluster

Hi Cluster Fans, In Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 we have simplified how easy it is to create and use a Failover Cluster.  For example, if we detect you are using DHCP in your datacenter, we will automatically assign the cluster as well as clustered applications and services a DHCP IP Address. … Read more