Configuring Site Awareness with Multi-active Disaggregated Datacenters

In a previous blog,I discussed the introduction of site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016. In this blog, I am going to walk through how you can configure site-awareness for your multi-active disaggregated datacenters. You can learn more about Software Defined Storage and the advantages of a disaggregated datacenter here. Consider the following multi-active datacenters,… Read more

Site-aware Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016, debuts the birth of site-aware clusters. Nodes in stretched clusters can now be grouped based on their physical location (site). Cluster site-awareness enhances key operations during the cluster lifecycle such as failover behavior, placement policies, heartbeating between the nodes and quorum behavior. In the remainder of this blog I will explain how… Read more

What the heck is PlumbAllCrossSubnetRoutes?

Windows Server Failover Clustering nodes can communicate with each other across a router (this is often referred to as the multi-subnet or cross-subnet support), which is key functionality to enable stretched clustering scenarios.  To do this, the cluster service builds a list of communication routes to every other node in the cluster and provides those routes… Read more