New clustering documents: AD, HyperV, Core and more!


Hi All, 


We have recently published some new documentation and related resources which you may find helpful.  The new items are listed both here and in their appropriate sections:


New:


·         Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Microsoft Official Curriculum course: 
Course 6423A: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering


·         Failover Clustering and Active Directory Configuration Step-by-Step Guide: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008/en/library/9965eec5-2500-4038-b4e8-ae1dfb7d9ec91033.mspx


·         Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3dcd828712-8d1e-45d1-a290-7edadf1e4e9c%26DisplayLang%3den


·         Getting Started with Hyper-V Step-by-Step: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008/en/library/c513e254-adf1-400e-8fcb-c1aec8a029311033.mspx#BKMK_step3


·         Core Step-by-Step (Windows Server 2008):


o   http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/47a23a74-e13c-46de-8d30-ad0afb1eaffc1033.mspx


o   http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/78d9d3e1-5ecb-4a01-8fe1-5fcf69e26fee1033.mspx


·         Remote Server Administration Tools (makes configuration of Server Core much more straightforward):


o   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960&displaylang=en


Failover Clustering (WSFC) Resources:


·         Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering


·         MSDN Windows Clustering


·         Sample Scripts for Managing Failover Clusters


·         Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Microsoft Official Curriculum course:  Course 6423A: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering


Network Load Balancing (NLB) Clustering Resources:


·         Installed Help for Network Load Balancing


·          Network Load Balancing Deployment Guide


·          Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring Network Load Balancing with Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008


·         Troubleshooting for System Event Messages Related to NLB Cluster


Groups:


·         Windows Server 2008 Clustering TechNet Forum


·         Discussion in Windows Server Clustering Newsgroup


TechNet Guides:


·         Failover Cluster Quorum Configuration Step-by-Step Guide


·         Installed Help for Failover Clusters


·         Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008


·          Step-by-Step Guide for Configuring a Two-Node Print Server Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008


·         Step-by-Step Guide for Migrating Settings from a Cluster Running Windows Server 2003 to a Cluster Running Windows Server 2008


·         Troubleshooting for System Event Messages Related to Failover Clustering


·         Validating Hardware for a Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008: Step-by-Step


·         What’s New in Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008


·         Failover Clustering and Active Directory Configuration Step-by-Step Guide


·         Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering


·         Getting Started with Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide 


·         Core Installation Step-by-Step


·         Core Step-by-Step


·         Remote Server Administration Tools (makes configuration of Server Core much more straightforward)


Hyper-V and Failover Clustering:


·         Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering


·         Getting Started with Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide 


Multi-Site Clustering:


Note: This has been referred to as geographically dispersed clustering in the past.  In Windows Server 2008 and onwards, this will be called multi-site clustering and you should search with this name.


·         Data Replication in Multi-Site Clusters (2003)


·         Design Requirements for Multi-Site Clusters (2003)


·         Designing a Multi-Site Cluster (2003)


·         Multi-Site Clusters (2003)


·         Windows Server 2008 Multi-Site Clustering


Clustering with Core:


·         Core Installation Step-by-Step


·         Core Step-by-Step


·         Remote Server Administration Tools (makes configuration of Server Core much more straightforward)


Whitepapers:


·         Failover Clustering Datasheet


·         Microsoft High Availability Strategy


·         Overview of Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008


·         Quick Migration with Hyper-V


·         Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Architecture Overview


·         Windows Server 2008 Multi-Site Clustering


 Webcasts:


·         Clustering Webcasts Home


·         Build High-Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering (Level 300)


·         Cluster Validation in Windows Server “Longhorn” (Level 300)


·         Failover Clustering 101 (Level 300)


·         Failover Clustering and Quorum in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Storage (Level 300)


·         Geographically Dispersed Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (Level 300)


·         High Availability with Hyper-V (Level 300)


·         Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 5 of 8): New File Server Features (Level 200)



·         Top 10 Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Enhancements over Windows Server 2003 Clustering, Based on Best Practices (Level 300)


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