Category: Windows Server 2016

Move or migrate WSUS to a new server

Move or migrate WSUS to a new server from Philip Lorenz  Wed, Dec 16 2020  (https://4sysops.com/archives/migrate-windows-server-update-services-wsus-to-a-new-server/) Since Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is an important part of the ITinfrastructure it should run on a current operating system. The end ofsupport for a version of Windows Server, as recently as 2008 R2, is acompelling reason for a…




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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Add iSCSI Shared Storage in Windows Server 2016 .

Add iSCSI Shared Storage in Windows Server 2016 By brandon.lee  If you are configuring a Windows Server 2016 Failover cluster or you are building a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V cluster, you will need shared storage so that either the file or virtual machine resources don’t live on local storage which would negate the high availability…




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…



Health Service in Windows Server

Applies to: Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016 The Health Service is a new feature in Windows Server 2016 that improves the day-to-day monitoring and operational experience for clusters running Storage Spaces Direct. Prerequisites The Health Service is enabled by default with Storage Spaces Direct. No additional action is required to set it up or…



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