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  • Blog Post: Cluster Shared Volume Diagnostics

    This is the second blog post in a series about Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this post we will go over diagnostics. We assume that reader is familiar with the previous blog post that explains CSV components and different CSV IO modes http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2013/12/02/10473247.aspx...
  • Blog Post: How to Enable CSV Cache

    Overview Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) Cache is a feature in Windows Server 2012 and beyond which allows you to allocate system memory (RAM) as a write-through cache. The CSV Cache provides caching of read-only unbuffered I/O. This can improve performance for applications such as Hyper-V, which conducts...
  • Blog Post: Optimizing CSV Backup Performance

    Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) is a clustered file system available in Windows Server 2012 where all nodes in a Windows Server Failover Cluster can simultaneously access a common shared NTFS volume. CSV has a distributed backup infrastructure which enables backups to be taken from any node in the cluster...
  • Blog Post: BUILD 2012: Designing applications for highly-availability with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering

    BUILD 2012 wrapped up last week. In case you were not able to make it, the sessions are now posted that you can watch. Here is a link to the cluster session. Session: 3-051 Title: Designing applications for highly-availability with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering Abstract: Learn how...
  • Blog Post: How to add storage to Clustered Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012

    In Windows Server 2012 Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) has been more tightly integrated into the Failover Clustering feature. The process for a cluster Physical Disk Resource (PDR) to be enabled for CSV has been simplified and streamlined. In this blog, I will show you the new experience of adding storage...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: CSV Free Disk Space (and other info)

    Hi Cluster PowerShell script writers, We regularly get asked about how to find the free disk space on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this blog, I will show you how to do this with PowerShell. Here are the CSV volumes in my cluster. Note that Cluster Disk 10 has two partitions. ...
  • Blog Post: New Cluster Docs for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) & Migration

    Hi Cluster Fans, We have recently added some Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering content on the web. Here are some of our recent publications with special thanks to Jan Keller and our technical writers. Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) · Using Cluster Shared Volumes in a Failover...
  • Blog Post: Copying VHDs onto a CSV Disk? Use the Coordinator Node!

    With Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) one of the nodes in the cluster is responsible for synchronization of access to files on a shared volume. This is the node which currently owns the cluster ‘Physical Disk’ resource associated with that LUN, which is referred to as the Coordinator node. Each...
  • Blog Post: Failover Clustering Performance Counters - Part 2

    Hi Cluster Fans, In Part 1 of this blog series we discussed Performance Counters and their interaction with the Network, Multicast Request Reply, Global Update Manager and Database clustering components. This post will look at monitoring some additional cluster components: the Checkpoint Manager,...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Frequently Asked Questions & Enabling CSV

    Hi, Today I’m going to talk a little more about PowerShell by answering some of the frequently asked questions I hear. 1) Why is PowerShell better? 2) How do I get started using PowerShell? 3) Where are the properties? 4) Where are the private properties? 5) How do I enable CSV?...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Getting Started

    Hi Cluster Fans, Amongst the long list of features that is being added in Windows Server R2, Clustering team is also providing a set of PowerShell cmdlets (“command-lets”) to manage your Failover Cluster. Hopefully this is not news for most cluster administrators as we have publishing information...
  • Blog Post: Clustering is coming to TechEd L.A.

    Hi Cluster Fans, The Clustering & High-Availability team will be coming to TechEd, Los Angeles in May ( website ). We hope some of you can see our sessions and demo Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Hands-on-Lab. The cluster team will include Steven Ekren (Senior Program Manager...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Webcasts for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Cluster Beginners

    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...
  • Blog Post: Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV): Disk Ownership

    Hi cluster fans, In Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering we have incorporated a significant architectural innovation called Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), which functions as a distributed-access file system optimized for Hyper-V. This means that any node in a cluster can access the shared storage...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering

    Hi cluster fans, By now you have probably heard of the new architectural innovation being brought to Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2 known as Cluster Shared Volumes, or CSV. CSV functions as a distributed-access file system optimized for Hyper-V. A comparison would be to a clustered...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Docs, Blogs & Webcasts

    Hi Cluster Fans, The cluster team has been busy working on some great new features for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2. Meanwhile our friends have written some great blog posts which you may find interesting. Thanks, Symon Perriman Program Manager Clustering & High Availability...
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