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

Scripting with Failover Clustering File Share Scopes

Hi Cluster Fans, We have recieved many questions around the difference in behavior between Windows Server 2003 MSCS and Windows Server 2008 (and R2) Failover Clustering as it relates to the file shares and the new scoping behavior.  Chuck Timon’s article will help you understand the differences and the change in behavior: http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2009/01/09/file-share-scoping-in-windows-server-2008-failover-clusters.aspx.   With… 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 (http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/).    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

Clustering and HA 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 (http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/).  If there is any important Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the ’email’ link in the upper left corner… Read more

Official Microsoft Curriculum: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering

Hi clustering fans,    The Windows Server Failover Clustering Product Group is proud to announce the release of the first ever Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Official Curriculum course:  Course 6423A: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering   The course will be available in the channel today, May 15th, 2008.   This course covers a variety of… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Clustering Documents, Whitepapers, Webcasts, Groups

Hi Cluster Fans,   We’ve had a lot of requests for a centralized website to find clustering and high-availability information and…it’s coming soon.   But in the meantime I’ll post some great resources from Microsoft’s Clustering and High-Availability team.   I’ll try to update this list when we get a few more.  We have several coming… Read more