Hi Cluster Fans,

 

Over the next few weeks the cluster team is offering a series of public TechNet webcasts focusing on Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2.

High Availability Server Apps with Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters

 

Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032448853  

Event ID: 1032448853

Level: 300

Date & Time: Monday, May 03, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Symon Perriman, Program Manager II, Clustering & High-Availability, Microsoft

Abstract: Learn how Windows Server 2008 R2 failover clusters can help increase the availability of important server applications. In this webcast, we provide an overview of a variety of deployment strategies and considerations that impact clusters, including hardware, software, networking, automating deployments with PowerShell, Sysprep, Active Directory, and security. We also demonstrate a cluster deployment using only PowerShell. Other topics we cover include clustering tools and concepts, configuration settings, cluster validation, patching, upgrades, and migration.

 

Improving the Availability of Virtualization Deployments with CSV and Hyper-V

 

Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032448855

Event ID: 1032448855

Level: 300

Date & Time: Monday, May 10, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Jeff Mastro, Program Manager II, Clustering & High-Availability, Microsoft

Abstract: Learn about the various factors to consider when deploying Hyper-V on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this session, we review basic CSV deployment requirements and provide current suggested best practices for configuration of CSV networking and storage. Other topics we cover include CSV backup and restore considerations, redirected I/O, CSV Maintenance Mode, and CSV troubleshooting tips and techniques.

 

Clusters and Virtualization: Guest Clustering vs. Host Clustering

 

Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032448849

Event ID: 1032448849

Level 300

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & High-Availability, Microsoft

Abstract: In host clustering the Hyper-V parent partition handles the clustering of virtual machines, while in guest clustering each virtual machine manages the clustering of services or applications running inside the virtual machine. What are the pros and cons of each clustering model? What approach is right for which scenarios? What about combining physical and virtual machines in the same cluster? How do I configure clusters? In this webcast, we address these questions and many more.

 

Automating and Managing Windows Server Failover Clusters with PowerShell

 

[Update 6/25/10 – The demo scripts for this webcast are available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2010/06/26/10030470.aspx]

Link: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032448851

Event ID: 1032448851

Level 300

Date & Time: Monday, May 24, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Length: 60 minutes

Presenter: Ahmed Bisht, Senior Program Manager, Clustering & High-Availability, Microsoft

Abstract: Learn how the new failover clustering PowerShell cmdlets introduced in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system simplify server management. Coupled with other PowerShell cmdlets included in Windows Server that provide a variety of features and server roles, these new failover clustering tools provide both a powerful command-line interface and scripting capabilities for automation of failover clusters. Attend this webcast to see how easy managing clusters running on Server Core or Microsoft Hyper-V Server can be.

 

 

We hope you can join us!

 

 

Thanks,

Symon Perriman & the Cluster PM Team

Clustering & High-Availability

Microsoft