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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Storage Migration for Cluster Managed Virtual Machines

    Storage migration is a new feature in Windows 8 Server that allows moving the files for a virtual machine (VM) to a new location while the VM is running. For example, suppose your VM’s files are currently on a SAN volume, but the SAN storage device is being retired. A new SAN is deployed and...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Career Training Opportunities

    Virtualization Career Training On Tuesday, October 4 th Technical Evangelists Symon Perriman and Rick Claus are hosting an online conference on Virtualization Career Training with Microsoft Learning. This half day virtual event (8am – 11am PST) will offer a Level 100 to 200 introduction for...
  • Blog Post: Managing Hardware Snapshots on Failover Clusters

    In this blog I will discuss how clusters identify disks and considerations of presenting a hardware snapshot of a LUN back to the same cluster. Windows Server Failover Clustering has a kernel mode driver called ClusDisk.sys that listens for PnP arrivals of new disks to the system. When a new disk...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Disks with Windows Server Failover Clustering

    Since Failover Clustering traditionally requires shared storage (you could also use hardware or software replication between nodes), we get a lot of questions about which shared storage types we support. Windows Server Failover Clustering has a very flexible storage model that allows a wide variety of...
  • 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: What’s new in Failover Clustering in 2008? . . . What isn’t new!

    Now that Failover Clustering deployments on Windows Server 2008 are growing, and our customers are spreading the word about how easy it is, we’re getting an increasing number of questions about “what’s new in 2008?” The short answer is – pretty much everything! We’ve enhanced virtually every component...
  • Blog Post: Clustering is coming to TechEd!

    Hi cluster fans, From June 9 th – 13 th the cluster team will be at IP Pro TechEd in Orlando, Florida. Windows Server 2008 has been our biggest release to date and a quorum of our program managers, marketing team, and cluster MVPs will be there to educate and answer all your questions. We will...
  • Blog Post: Official Microsoft Curriculum: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering

    Hi clustering fans, The Windows Server Failover Clustering Product Group is proud to announce the release of the first ever Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Official Curriculum course: Course 6423A: Implementing and Managing Windows Server 2008 Clustering The course will be available in the...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Events during MVP Summit

    The MVP Summit is help in Redmond and Seattle, WA on April 14th - 17th ( https://www.mvpsummit2008.com/Default.aspx ). The clustering team is planning several events and presentations over this week which are open to MVPs who have listed clustering as an interest in their MVP Summit profiles. Please...
  • Blog Post: Clustering Partner Blogs

    Please visit our partners’ clustering-related blogs. Clustering MVPs: Russ Kaufmann: http://msmvps.com/blogs/clusterhelp/Default.aspx Rod Fournier (Former MVP, current PFE): http://msmvps.com/blogs/clustering/Default.aspx Nail Own (German Language Blog): http://www.cluadmin...
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