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  • Blog Post: Recommended Partner Blog Posts: Mapping Cluster.exe to PowerShell, PowerShell for iSCSI & Storage Server 2008 R2 RTM!

    Hi Cluster Fans, We wanted to let you know about some great cluster-related blog posts that Jose Barreto, a Program Manager on the File & Storage team, has recently published. Mapping Cluster.exe Commands to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets for Failover Clusters - Extended Edition Link:...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webcasts: Clustering & High-Availability

    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...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Creating Highly Available Workloads

    Hi Clustering PowerShell Scripters, One of the things we’ve provided in Failover Clustering PowerShell is a set of CMDlets to easily create highly available workloads in a cluster. PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-Command -Module FailoverClusters | ?{ $_.Name -like "Add-Cluster*Role" } CommandType...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Help Online & Management Pack Updates for Failover Clustering & NLB

    Hi Cluster Fans, We have added Windows Server 2008 R2 PowerShell help on TechNet and have updated our Management Packs to support 2008 R2 for System Center Operation Manager (SCOM), for both Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing. PowerShell Help Online With PowerShell help online...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for NLB: Part 1: Getting Started

    Hi NLB Fans, NLB provides users with various methods to manage clusters. In Windows Server 2008, there are 3 ways to manage an NLB cluster: 1. Network Load balancing Manager GUI (nlbmgr.exe) 2. NLB command line tool (Nlb.exe) 3. NLB WMI Provider (root\MicrosoftNLB namespace) In...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Finding the Drive Letter

    Hi cluster scripting fans, I often find myself looking for the drive letter(s) for a physical disk resource in a PowerShell console/script. After a bit of investigation, here is a way to do that using Cluster WMI through PowerShell: $DiskResourceName = "Cluster Disk 2" $DiskResource =...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Let’s Rename a Few Things

    Hi Cluster fans, In this blog post, I’ll walk you through how to rename a couple of objects in your failover clusters using the new PowerShell CMDlets we’ve introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2. Trying to rename a cluster group in the GUI is easy, just right-click on the group, rename, enter the...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Changing Values of a Cluster Object

    Hi, This post will discuss changing values of cluster objects using PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2. For resources and other components in a cluster, every cluster object has properties (common property). Parameters (private properties) are optional and a cluster object may or may not have...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Read-Only Cluster Access

    Hi cluster fans, Amongst the list of new features we introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering is “read-only cluster access”. Before Windows Server 2008 R2, you were either given full control on the cluster or no control at all. If you wanted to give anyone access to your cluster...
  • Blog Post: Failover Clusters, Performance Counters, and PowerShell

    Hi Clustering and Scripting fans, If you’ve done any work with PowerShell v1.0 or v2.0, you have probably realized by now how rich the library of cmdlets is. There are a ton of cmdlets that allow you to automate almost any and everything across the system to use PowerShell. Here is one more thing...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Remoting and the “Double-Hop” Problem

    The “Double-Hop” Problem Most of the newly added PowerShell cmdlets (“command-lets”) in Windows Server 2008 R2 allow easy remote execution by including the -Cluster parameter to indicate the target cluster. However there are occasions when this capability cannot be used for different reasons, such...
  • 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: 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: PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB) in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Hi Cluster Fans, In Windows Server 2008 R2 (“R2”) we are introducing PowerShell as the new scripting language for clustering technologies. PowerShell with Network Load Balancing (NLB) will replace NLB.exe and WLBS.exe. The Windows Server 2008 R2 release is the last release for NLB.exe and WLBS.exe...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Hi Cluster Fans, In Windows Server 2008 R2 (“R2”) we are introducing PowerShell as the new scripting language for clustering technologies. PowerShell with Failover Clustering will replace Cluster.exe and the Windows Server 2008 R2 release will be the deprecation release for Cluster.exe. This means...
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