Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV): Disk Ownership

Hi cluster fans,                 In Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering we have incorporated a significant architectural innovation called Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), which functions as a distributed-access file system optimized for Hyper-V.  This means that any node in a cluster can access the shared storage and any node can host VMs, regardless of which… Read more

Clustering Docs, Blogs & Webcasts

Hi Cluster Fans, The cluster team has been busy working on some great new features for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2.  Meanwhile our friends have written some great blog posts which you may find interesting. Thanks,Symon PerrimanProgram ManagerClustering & High Availability Whitepaper: Windows Server 2008 R2 & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 –… Read more

Adding Disk to Cluster

Windows Cluster 2008 provides multiple ways of adding a disk to an existing cluster. This article will walk you through all the available choices. Some Fundamentals: Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering (WSFC) supports both GPT and MBR disks.  There now exists a core resource group called “Available Storage” which functions a single container that will… Read more