Configuring How VMs Are Moved when a Node is Drained

Introducing some concepts: Windows Server 2012 introduced the ability to drain a node, which is sometimes also referred to as Node Maintenance Mode.  When you drain a node, the Windows Server Failover Cluster will Pause the node to prevent any new VMs from moving to that node, then it will automatically move virtual machines (VMs)… 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

Clustering is coming to TechEd L.A.

Hi Cluster Fans,                 The Clustering & High-Availability team will be coming to TechEd, Los Angeles in May (website).  We hope some of you can see our sessions and demo Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Hands-on-Lab.  The cluster team will include Steven Ekren (Senior Program Manager), Vladimir Petter (Senior Software Development… Read more

Deploying Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

Hi cluster fans,                 By now you have probably heard of the new architectural innovation being brought to Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 known as Cluster Shared Volumes, or CSV.  CSV functions as a distributed-access file system optimized for Hyper-V.  A comparison would be to a clustered file system, however, unlike other clustered… 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