Category: Cluster

How-to connect an iSCSI SAN to a Hyper-V guest VM as a passthrough disk

How-to connect an iSCSI SAN to a Hyper-V guest VM as a passthrough disk By Michael Z  My business has a legal requirement to keep old case files for 7 years. However, keeping 7 TB of files on production servers takes up storage capacity and increases backup times for data that is rarely accessed. I…


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Windows cluster across Azure zones

Now I’ve done quite a bit of work with clusters over the past 20 years – including Windows NT Cluster , Windows 2000, Windows 2003 , Windows 2008, Windows 2012 and Windows 2016 , but until this week I’d never built a windows cluster in Azure . I’d had applications run on them and knew…



FailoverClusters

FailoverClusters This reference provides cmdlet descriptions and syntax for all failover cluster-specific cmdlets. It lists the cmdlets in alphabetical order based on the verb at the beginning of the cmdlet. If these cmdlets aren’t available in your PowerShell session, you may need to add the Failover Cluster Module for Windows PowerShell Feature, using the following…



Prestage cluster computer objects in Active Directory Domain Services

Prestage cluster computer objects in Active Directory Domain Services Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 This topic shows how to prestage cluster computer objects in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). You can use this procedure to enable a user or group to create a failover…



Deploying a two-node clustered file server

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016 A failover cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of applications and services. The clustered servers (called nodes) are connected by physical cables and by software. If one of the cluster nodes fails, another node begins to provide service (a…



Create a Failover Cluster

Create a failover cluster 06/06/201913 minutes to read+3 Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012 This topic shows how to create a failover cluster by using either the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in or Windows PowerShell. The topic covers a typical deployment, where computer objects for the…



Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces Prerequisite Roles and Features

Each cluster member server requires a set of Windows Roles and Features to be installed and configured. Note: These prerequisites must be installed on every cluster node. Open a PowerShell window and run the following commands on all nodes.  At the end of this procedure each node will require a reboot. PowerShell 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned #…



Create a Two-Node Windows Cluster

This article describes the steps to create a Two-Node Windows 2012r2 Cluster to be used for storage services as well as host Hyper-V VMs. Prerequisites Both nodes should be domain joinedPrerequisite Roles and Features installed (see Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces Prerequisite Roles and Features)Multipath IO must be installed and configured (see Configuring Multipath IO on…



Cluster Health Service in Windows Server 2016

Cluster Health Service in Windows Server 2016 Before Windows Server 2016, the alerting and the monitoring of the cluster were managed by monitoring tools such as System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The monitoring tool used WMI, PowerShell scripts, performance counters or whatever to get the health of the cluster. In Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has…



Checking Windows Cluster Status

Windows Server uses a tool known as Failover Cluster Manager to create highly-available services. These range from file-shares all the way through to multi-tenant MSSQL Clusters. Failover Cluster Manager makes the management of the components for these services easy and provides great visibility of your services. Which of my hosts are active? To check which…