PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Understanding Error Codes

Hi,   This blog is about how to handle error codes returned by PowerShell Failover Clustering CMDlets. For an introduction to this topic you can take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/05/23/9636665.aspx.  Cluster CMDlets can fail for various different reasons, such as passing non-existent entities as parameters (try to delete a group using a name that is… Read more

Network Load Balancing in R2: Using ETW Tracing

Hi,   We are going to talk about a new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Failover Clustering, ETW tracing.  With this added functionality, we have provided a mechanism of tracing why NLB has decided to drop or accept a given network packet.   This blog provides the following information on the new ETW… 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 is coming to TechEd EMEA!

Next week the Clustering and High Availability team will be traveling to Barcelona, Spain for one of Europe’s largest IT conferences, TechEd EMEA ITPro, from November 3-7.  Throughout this week we will be giving presentations, demos, chalk-talks, and instructor led labs, in addition to being available for individual questions at the clustering booth on the… Read more

How to create the cluster.log in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

Windows Server Failover Clustering logs information about cluster activities including normal operations like updates between nodes as well as errors and warnings related to problems that occurred on the cluster in a text file called cluster.log.  The information in the cluster.log is very valuable when trying to troubleshoot just about any problem encountered with a… 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