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

Microsoft Site Recovery Solutions Featuring Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

Hi cluster fans,   This week Microsoft is launching an end-to-end solution to help customers deploy integrated Site Recovery Solutions (  This launch shows how Microsoft and partners like  HP, EMC, HDS, NetApp, DataCore, DoubleTake and SteelEye are leveraging mature and proven technologies like clustering in combination with new virtualization technologies like Hyper-V to provide… Read more

DNS Registration with the Network Name Resource

In this post we will discuss some of the implementation details around the Network Name (“NetName”) resource and its behavior in Windows Server 2008 R2. Introduction The purpose of Network Name is to allow clients to be able to resolve the DNS name to an IP Address to establish a connection to it.  During DNS registration… Read more

Clustering Webcasts for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Cluster Beginners

Hi cluster fans, We have some upcoming webcasts covering both introductory material and R2 features.  If you’re new to clustering and want to learn more, our beginners webcasts will give you a solid foundation.  If you want to know more about Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 (code name “Windows Server 7”), check out… 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

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 (  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

Announcing the Failover Clustering Information Portal   Hi Cluster Fans,   For a long time we’ve been asked for a centralize location to find all of your clustering information – and it is here!  This easy-to-use website offers information about our products, programs and resources.  Check it out!   ·         Home: ·         Community: ·         FCCP – Failover Clustering… Read more

Clustering is coming to TechEd!

Hi cluster fans,   From June 9th – 13th the cluster team will be at IP Pro TechEd in Orlando, Florida.  Windows Server 2008 has been our biggest release to date and a quorum of our program managers, marketing team, and cluster MVPs will be there to educate and answer all your questions.  We will… 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