Friday, 20 April 2012

Windows 8 Server Beta Hyper-V Failover Cluster Is Live

This was one of the easiest set up processes to run to date with the new Windows 8 Server OS.

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Using all native NIC teaming, Microsoft’s built in MPIO for the SAS based DAS storage (Promise VTrak), and some configuration tweaks on the two nodes we had a 100% showing in the Cluster Validation Wizard.

With the validation having run successfully we were able to stand the cluster up with no issues at all.

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Awesome job Server and Hyper-V Teams!

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

2 comments:

Joseph Worrall said...

Philip --

Was this an Intel Modular Server or other model? We are waiting to see what your results are with the modular server and Windows 2012 Server - thanks!

Philip Elder SBS MVP said...

Joseph,

This was done on our 2 node SR1695GPRX2AC 1U 1P based setup connected to a Promise VTrak E610sD for centralized storage.

We will be running tests on our IMS when we have a bit more time.

Thanks,

Philip