FAQ Week for NLB: Tuesday

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!   ·         Monday: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/07/20/10040072.aspx   Gary JackmanSoftware Test EngineerNetwork Load BalacingMicrosoft     What is the maximum number of hosts that… Read more

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

Installing Network Load Balancing (NLB) on Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi,    This post will describe several ways to install Network Load Balancing (NLB) using the command line interface.  In Windows Server 2008 R2 installing Windows Features using scripts at the command line has changed a little since Windows Server 2008.  There are four ways to install the feature:   1.       Server Manger UI 2.       Command Prompt… 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

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