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  • Blog Post: How to Enable Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing PowerShell Help on Windows Server 2012

    Hi Cluster Fans, In Windows Server 2012, Windows PowerShell® cmdlet help content has new functionality that enables it to be updatable over the life of the product. This allows us to get feedback from the community and update the help with enhanced explanations or additional examples even after...
  • Blog Post: Configuring IP Addresses and Dependencies for Multi-Subnet Clusters - Part III

    Hi Cluster Fans, This blog post will show the configuration of IP Addresses on multi-subnet clusters for the cluster’s network name, or “Client Access Point” (CAP). This is different from the IP Addresses configuration for other clustered workloads as there is no way to add resource...
  • 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: What is new for NLB in Windows Server 2008R2?

    In Windows Server 2008 R2 several improvements have been made to the Network Load Balancing (NLB) technology. Extended Affinity In the past, affinity was only honored for open connections when a failover occurs. In 2008 R2 we added what is known as “Extended Client Affinity”. When...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Find Clusters in a Domain

    Hi Cluster Fans, Using PowerShell in Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering we have made it very easy to find all the clusters within a domain. You may already know that you can use the Get-Cluster CMDlet to get information about the current cluster you are working on. Beyond this, Get...
  • Blog Post: Scripting with Failover Clustering File Share Scopes

    Hi Cluster Fans, We have recieved many questions around the difference in behavior between Windows Server 2003 MSCS and Windows Server 2008 (and R2) Failover Clustering as it relates to the file shares and the new scoping behavior. Chuck Timon’s article will help you understand the differences...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Webcast Follow up

    Hi Cluster Fans, Thanks for those of you who attended my webcast on PowerShell a few weeks ago. If you didn’t have a chance to attend, here is the link to the event: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032448852&CountryCode=US One...
  • 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: PowerShell for Failover Clustering: Understanding Error Codes

    Hi, This blog is about how to handle error codes returned by PowerShell Failover Clustering CMDlets. For an introduction to this topic you can take a look at http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/05/23/9636665.aspx . Cluster CMDlets can fail for various different reasons, such as passing...
  • 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: Installing Network Load Balancing (NLB) on Windows Server 2008 R2

    Hi, This post will describe several ways to install Network Load Balancing (NLB) using the command line interface. In Windows Server 2008 R2 installing Windows Features using scripts at the command line has changed a little since Windows Server 2008. There are four ways to install the feature:...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for NLB: Common Scenarios

    Hi, This is the second blog is our series of posts on PowerShell for Network Load Balancing (NLB). The first post introduces you to the CMDlets: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/10/28/9913877.aspx Most of NLB CMDlets have the following common parameters. -InterfaceName...
  • 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: Network Load Balancing in R2: Extended Affinity

    Hello! I am Rohan Mutagi. My job at Microsoft is to do something that everyone likes: criticize others J , specifically, other people’s code. Yes, I am a tester and it’s my role to find bugs in Network Load Balancing (NLB). Over the next few months I will be blogging more about changes that NLB...
  • 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: 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...
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