Migration: Using the Cluster ‘Migrated’ Registry Key

Hi Cluster Fans,   Windows Server 2008 R2 has been our most popular release by far, with quick adoption for some of the great new features like Cluster Shared Volumes, PowerShell and live migration.  With all the hype, I’ve been seeing a lot of questions about migration, which is our way to move to the… Read more

New Cluster Docs for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) & Migration

Hi Cluster Fans,   We have recently added some Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering content on the web.  Here are some of our recent publications with special thanks to Jan Keller and our technical writers.   Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)   ·         Using Cluster Shared Volumes in a Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008… Read more

Clustered Hyper-V Upgrades from Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2

Hi Cluster Fans,   We’ve just published documentation describing the upgrade path for clustered VMs on 2008 Failover Clusters to 2008 R2 Failover Clusters.  Hyper-V Upgrades: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957256   [Update: 11/12/09] A new cluster migration guide has been published which describes additional considerations needed for DFS-Replication, DHCP, (MS)DTC, Exchange, File Server, MSMQ, Print, SQL, VMs and… Read more

Failover Clustering Upgrade Path from WS08 R2 RC to WS08 R2 RTM

Hi cluster fans, Many of you have been using the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 R2 and want to move to the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build.  This guide will walk you through the upgrade path which uses the “Migrate a Cluster Wizard” tool to move your resources to your RTM cluster.  Details… Read more

Rolling Upgrade to Windows Server 2008 SP2 Failover Clustering

Hi Cluster Fans,   Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download on the web!  This blog post will walk you through performing a “rolling upgrade” from Windows Server 2008 RTM to Windows Server 2008 SP2.  A rolling upgrade allows you to progressively upgrade your cluster nodes while keeping your resources… 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

What’s new in Failover Clustering in 2008? . . . What isn’t new!

Now that Failover Clustering deployments on Windows Server 2008 are growing, and our customers are spreading the word about how easy it is, we’re getting an increasing number of questions about “what’s new in 2008?”   The short answer is – pretty much everything!  We’ve enhanced virtually every component and tried to simplify unnecessary details,… 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

How are you planning to upgrade your NLB clusters to W2K8?

Windows Server 2008 is launching on February 27th. This is an extremely exciting date for all of us here in Windows Server, especially in the High Availability team. Of course, for you, this means learning about all the cool new features in this release and planning your deployment; something you might have already started.  … Read more