Clustering Webcasts for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Cluster Beginners

Clustering Webcasts for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Cluster Beginners

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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 our Feature Roadmap and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) presentations.  Our multi-site clustering webcast will discuss disaster recovery options through a configuration often called “stretched clustering” or “geographically distributed clustering”.

All of these Live Meeting events will be recorded, so even if you miss them, they will be available via the link in 24 – 48 hours after the presentation.

Thanks,
Symon Perriman
Program Manager
Clustering & HA

 

Introduction to Failover Clustering (Level 100)


Presenter: Symon Perriman, Program Manager, Clustering & HA

Air Date: March 18th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032407190&Culture=en-US

Overview: High availability, disaster recovery, fault tolerance. If these words are not in your IT department's vocabulary, your organization is probably unprepared to deal with the inevitable—server downtime. Attend this webcast to learn about Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clustering, a high-availability solution from Microsoft. Failover clustering connects servers and monitors the health of the servers and the applications running on servers. In the event of a server failure, applications can fail over to another server and continue running with minimal interruption to your mission-critical applications. We cover the basics of failover clustering in this webcast, and we provide the information to help you get a failover cluster configured and deployed in a matter of hours.

 

High Availability Basics with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V (Level 200)


Presenter:
Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & HA

Air Date: March 19th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032407222&Culture=en-US

 

Overview: Virtualization is a hot topic on customers' minds. But what happens if you consolidate a number of servers into virtual machines, put them on a single host computer, and that computer fails? All your eggs are in one basket, so to speak, and users may not be able to access critical information. To avoid scenarios like this, high availability has become part of the virtualization discussion for organizations of all sizes, not just large Fortune 500 companies. Be sure you have the necessary knowledge to discuss high availability and virtualization with your customers. If you are new to failover clustering, this webcast is for you. We provide step-by-step instruction on configuring a highly available virtualization solution with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and failover clustering features.

 

Failover Clustering Feature Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Level 300)


Presenter:
Elden Christensen, Senior Program Manager Lead, Clustering & HA

Air Date: March 26th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032407235&Culture=en-US

Overview: Come and learn about all the new Failover Clustering enhancements that are going to be delivered in Windows Server 2008 R2 code name "Windows Server 7" operating system. In this webcast, we drill into incremental improvements from Windows Server 2008 to the cluster validation tool, Windows PowerShell support, the new cluster configuration program, and other exciting features.

 

Innovating High Availability with Cluster Shared Volumes (Level 300)


Presenter:
Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & HA

Air Date: April 2nd | Air Time: 10am-11am PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032407238&Culture=en-US

Overview: In this webcast, we provide an overview of the new Cluster Shared Volumes code name "Centipede" failover clustering feature in the Windows Server 2008 R2 code name "Windows Server 7" operating system. Join us to learn how the Windows Server cluster storage architecture is innovating to enable Hyper-V virtualization technology, a new and significant enhancement planned for "Windows Server 7" that is creating a lot of excitement. This is a session you don't want to miss.

 

Multi-Site Clustering with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (Level 300)


Presenter:
Ahmed Bisht, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & HA

Air Date: April 9th | Air Time: 10am-11am PST

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032407242&Culture=en-US

Overview: As the Windows Server operating system becomes more accepted in large-scale, high-end, mission-critical IT environments, the requirements for disaster tolerance and business continuance become more and more important. In this webcast, we discuss how you can build a fault-tolerant, high-availability server solution with Windows Server 2008 failover clustering that also facilitates disaster recovery.

 

Failover Cluster Troubleshooting with Windows Server 2008 R2 (Level 300)


Presenter:
Elden Christensen, Senior Program Manager Lead, Clustering & HA

Air Date: January 29th 2009

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032399048  

Overview: Do you know what to do when your mission-critical solution breaks? In this webcast, we discuss how to troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering and the various tools available for doing it. Learn about the new tools introduced in Windows Server 2008 such as Validate, find out about changes to generate and collect the verbose debug Cluster.log, understand where cluster events are logged, and discover some tips and tricks for analyzing the cluster event log. We also cover the new failover cluster support policy in Windows Server 2008 and some of the new failover cluster logging and troubleshooting changes coming in Windows Server 2008 R2 code name "Windows Server 7."

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