Tuning Failover Cluster Network Thresholds

Windows Server Failover Clustering is a high availability platform that is constantly monitoring the network connections and health of the nodes in a cluster.  If a node is not reachable over the network, then recovery action is taken to recover and bring applications and services online on another node in the cluster. Failover Clustering by… Read more

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

Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters – Part II

Hi Cluster Fans,   A few weeks ago I posted a blog about configuring IP Addresses with multiple subnets and got some feedback about some additional scenarios to consider.  This blog post will discuss the best practice of setting possible owners for the IP Addresses. Setting Possible Owners The ‘Possible Owners’ setting is a resource… Read more

Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters

Hi Cluster Fans, At TechEd Berlin, several customers asked about the complexity of configuring multiple IP Addresses for clusters which have nodes in different subnets, so this short guide will provide a walk-through showing how easy it is to configure using Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering.  In Windows Server 2003, we had a requirement… Read more

FAQ Week for NLB: Monday

Every day this week the Clustering & High-Availability is writing about some of the top questions we get about Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2.  We hope you find these helpful!   Gary Jackman Software Test Engineer Network Load BalacingMicrosoft       Does NLB require special network adapters?   No, Network… 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