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Hi Cluster Fans,

 

Resources can be hard to find, so every few months we will be publishing an updated list of useful documents, guides and information to this blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/). 

 

If there is any other useful Microsoft content which you feel is missing, let us know by clicking the 'email' link in the upper right corner of the page and send us the resource and URL.

 

Thanks,
Symon Perriman
Program Manager
Clustering & HA

Microsoft

 

Useful Sources

·         Blog: Cluster Team: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/

·         Blog: Ask Core: Clustering

·         Training: Course 6423a: Implementing and Managing WS08 Clustering

·         Website: Cluster Technical Resources

·         Website: Cluster Information Portal

·         Website: Clustering Forum (2008)

·         Website: Clustering Forum (2008 R2)

·         Website: Clustering Newsgroup

 

 

Windows Server 2008 R2

·         Blog Guide: Deploying Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

·         Blog Guide: Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV): Disk Ownership

·         Blog Guide: PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2

·         Blog Guide:  PowerShell for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2

·         Blog Guide: Live Migration Traffic

·         Blog Guide: How to manually defrag or ChkDisk a CSV disk

·         TechNet Guide: Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2

·         TechNet Guide: What’s new in R2 Clustering

·         Webcast: Innovating High Availability with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)

·         Webcast: Failover Clustering Feature Roadmap in WS08 R2

·         Whitepaper: Windows Server 2008 R2 & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 - Hyper-V Live Migration Overview & Architecture

·         Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 Live Migration

·         Webcast: Clustering in a Virtual World

·         Website: Clustering Forum (2008 R2)

 

 

Architecture

·         Blog Guide: Cluster Virtual Adapter (NetFT)

·         Blog Guide: PlumbAllCrossSubnetRoutes

·         Whitepaper: Failover Cluster Architecture Overview

 

 

Core

·         Guide: Server Core

·         TechNet: Installation

·         Utility: Remote Server Administration Tools (simplifies Server Core configurations)

·         Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Enhancing High Availability with Server Core in Windows Server 2008

 

 

Deployment / Migration / Upgrade

·         Blog Guide: Migration Options for Hardware

·         Blog Guide: PrintBRM Error 0x80070043 workaround

·         Blog Guide: DHCP Database migration to Windows Server 2008

·         Blog Guide: PrintBRM.exe, 0×80070043 and Print Clusters - A Workaround

·         KB Guide: Exchange 2003: Move Mailbox 

·         KB Article: SQL Server 2008 Rolling Upgrades

·         KB Article: Cluster Nodes as Domain Controllers (DCs)

·         MSDN Guide: SQL Upgrade Paths

·         MSDN Guide: SQL Cluster Upgrade

·         TechNet Guide: Migrating Cluster Settings

·         TechNet Guide: Failover Clustering Deployment

·         TechNet Guide: Validating Hardware for a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Installing a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Creating a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Cluster Requirements

·         TechNet Guide: Validating a cluster

o   Blog Guide: Validation Warning: Teredo

o   Blog Guide: Validation Warning: Patch GUID 

·         TechNet Guide: Configuring Accounts in Active Directory

·         TechNet Guide: Recommended Clustering Hotfixes (2003)

·         TechNet Guide: Recommended Clustering Hotfixes (2003 SP2)

·         TechNet Guide: Recommended Clustering Hotfixes (2008)

·         TechNet Guide: Exchange 2007 Overview

·         TechNet Guide: Exchange 2007 Cmdlets

·         TechNet Guide: Print Migration Overview

·         TechNet Guide: UI: Print Migration Tool/Wizard

·         Utility: File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT) (2008)

 

Exchange Server

·         Lab: TechNet Virtual Lab: Exchange Server 2007 Standby Continuous Replication

·         Lab: TechNet Virtual Lab: Using Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) in Exchange 2007

·         TechNet: Installing Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) on 2008

·         TechNet: Deploying Exchange 2003 in a Cluster

·         TechNet: Planning for Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR)

·         TechNet: Installing CCR on Windows Server 2008

·         TechNet: How to create an Exchange SCC Failover Cluster with CMD

·         Webcast: How Microsoft IT Implemented New Storage Designs for Exchange Server 2007

·         Webcast: Exchange 2007 High Availability Deep Dive

 

 

File Server

·         Blog Guide: File Share ‘Scoping’ in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters

·         Blog Guide: Share Subdirectories in Windows Server 2008

·         TechNet Guide: Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Creating a Clustered File Server checklist

·         TechNet Guide: Create a Shared Folder in a Clustered File Server

·         WebCast: TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 5 of 8): New File Server Features

·         WebCast: How Microsoft IT Deploys Windows 2008 Clusters for File Services

·         Webcast: New File Server Features of Windows Server 2008 (Level 200)

 

Hyper-V

·         Blog Guide: Deploying a HA Virtual Machine (2008)

·         Blog Guide: HA Virtual Machine Deployment Considerations (2008)

·         Blog Guide: Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines

·         Blog Guide: Adding a Pass-Through Disk to a HA VM

·         Blog Guide: SCVMM: Intelligent Placement

·         Blog Guide: Monitor Network Traffic for a VM on a Cluster

·         TechNet Case Study: How Microsoft IT Designs the Virtualization Host & Network Infrastructure

·         TechNet Case Study: Best Practices for Deploying VMs using Hyper-V

·         TechNet Guide: Getting Started with Hyper-V

·         TechNet Guide: High-Availability for a Server Running Hyper-V

·         TechNet Guide: Design for a Failover Cluster in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V

·         TechNet Guide: Requirements and Recommendations for Failover Clusters in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V

·         TechNet Guide: Failover Cluster in which the Servers run Hyper-V

·         TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 24 of 24): High Availability with Hyper-V

·         TechNet Webcast: Creating Business Continuity Solutions Using Windows Virtualization

·         TechNet Webcast: High Availability with Hyper-V

·         Webcast: Top 10 VMWare Myths, including CSV and live migration

·         Webcast: Hyper-V Quick Migration on a Failover Cluster

·         Whitepaper: Quick Migration with Hyper-V

·         Whitepaper: Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

 

 

Miscellaneous Resources

·         Blog Guide: Add a New Disk to a Cluster (2008)

·         Blog Guide: Configuring Auditing for a Cluster (2008)

·         Blog Guide: Cluster Recovery (2003)

·         KB Article: The Microsoft Support Policy for Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters

·         TechNet Guide: Configuring the Quorum in a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Managing a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Modifying Settings for a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: The Failover Cluster Management Snap-In

·         TechNet Guide: Understanding Backup and Recovery Basics for a Failover Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Support Policy

·         TechNet Guide: Windows Server 2008 Itanium / IA64 support

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

·         Webcast: Failover Clustering 101

·         Webcast: Achieving High Availability with Windows Server “Longhorn” Clustering (Level 200)

·         Whitepaper: Microsoft’s HA Strategy

·         Whitepaper: Overview of Failover Clustering

·         Whitepaper: HA with Microsoft MPIO (2003, 2008)

·         Website: Windows Logo site

·         Webcast: Introduction to Failover Clustering

 

Multi-Site Clustering

·         Cluster Team Site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/failover-clustering-multisite.aspx

·         KB Article: Deployment Considerations for Windows Server 2008 failover cluster nodes on different, routed subnets

·         Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Geographically Dispersed Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

·         Webcast: How You Can Achieve Greater Availability with Failover Clustering Across Multiple Sites (Level 300) 

·         Whitepaper: Multi-site Clustering

·         Webcast: Multi-Site Clustering in Windows Server 2008

 

 

Network Load Balancing

·         Blog Guide: Network Load Balancing (NLB) and Virtual Machines

·         KB Article: NLB Troubleshooting Overview

·         KB Article: Create/manage/destroy NLB clusters via NLB Manager remotely from another server, or from RSAT client (admin pack) on Vista

·         Presentation: Server Core: Install the NLB feature

·         TechNet Guide: Configuring NLB with Terminal Services

·         TechNet Guide: NLB Deployment Guide

·         TechNet Guide: Implementing a new NLB Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Verifying the NLB Cluster and Enabling Client Access

·         TechNet Guide: Overview of NLB

·         TechNet Guide: Creating NLB Clusters

·         TechNet Guide: Managing NLB Clusters

·         TechNet Guide: Setting NLB Parameters

·         TechNet Guide: Controlling Hosts on NLB clusters

·         TechNet Guide: Troubleshooting for System Event Messages Related to NLB Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: User Interface: NLB Manager

·         TechNet Guide: Upgrading a NLB Cluster

·         TechNet Guide: Upgrading a Network Load Balancing (NLB) Cluster

·         Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 23 of 24): Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing z

 

 

Other Resources / Workloads

·         Blog Guide: Configure Multiple Instances of MSDTC (2008)

·         Blog Guide: Installing MSDTC (2003)

·         Blog Guide: Optimize Print Cluster (2003)

·         Blog Guide: Creating and Configuring a Generic Application Resource

·         TechNet Guide: Configuring Generic Resources

·         TechNet Guide: Configure a Service or Application for High Availability

 

 

Scripting

·         Blog Guide: Creating a Cluster using WMI

·         Blog Guide: CLI: Cluster Resource Groups

·         Blog Guide: CLI: Quorum

·         Blog Guide: CLI: Disk Resources

·         Blog Guide: CLI: Cluster Creation

·         Blog Guide: CLI: Adding Disks

·         TechNet: How to create an Exchange SCC Failover Cluster with CMD

 

 

SQL Server

 

Utilities

·         Utility: Failover Cluster Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007

·         Utility: ClusPrep: Cluster Configuration Validation Wizard (2003)

·         Utility: RSAT Remote Server Administration Tools (simplifies Server Core configurations)

·         Utility: File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT) (2008)

 

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