Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters – Part III

Hi Cluster Fans,  This blog post will show the configuration of IP Addresses on multi-subnet clusters for the cluster’s network name, or “Client Access Point” (CAP).  This is different from the IP Addresses configuration for other clustered workloads as there is no way to add resource to the CAP via the GUI, it must be… Read more

Clustering & High-Availability at TechEd Europe

Hi Cluster Fans,   In a few weeks the cluster team will be presenting at TechEd Europe from November 8-12 in Berlin, Germany.  Additionally, several partner teams and Cluster MVPs will also be delivering high-availability sessions.  Throughout the week, the team will be staffing the cluster booth, so please stop by to ask us whatever… Read more

Upcoming Webcasts: Clustering & High-Availability

Hi Cluster Fans,   Over the next few weeks the cluster team is offering a series of public TechNet webcasts focusing on Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2. High Availability Server Apps with Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters   Link:   Event ID: 1032448853 Level: 300 Date & Time: Monday, May 03,… Read more

Troubleshooting: Cluster UI Says a Server is Already Joined to a Cluster

Hi Cluster Fans,   In this post I will discuss a 2008 and 2008 R2 deployment issue which is sometimes seen, and how to get around it.  Let’s say you want to Validate a server, create a cluster or add a node to a cluster.  We have a requirement that a node can be a… Read more

Cluster Resources

Hi Cluster Fans,   Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of useful documents, guides and information to this blog (    If there is any other useful Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the ‘email’ link in the… Read more

Failover Clustering with Hyper-V – Deployment Options

Hi cluster fans,   The Cluster Program Management team recently returned from one of our biggest industry events and the second most popular question was “What is the best way to deploy Hyper-V with Failover Clustering?”  (The most popular question being “What’s new in 2008 Failover Clustering” – see our recent post for that discussion:… Read more