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W14 Configuring Bullet Proof Windows Failover Clusters

August 22nd, 2012

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Bruce Mackenzie Low

Bruce Mackenzie-Low


Systems Software Engineer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Do you need high availability for your mission critical applications? Learn how Microsoft IT implements Windows Failover Clusters ensuring the very best practices for planning, installing and configuring multi-node clusters. Get a glimpse of Windows 8 Failover Clusters leveraging up to 63 nodes and highly available file sharing. Learn how to build a cluster from the ground up, employing the best practices for network and storage considerations. Understand how to optimally configure Hyper-V, SQL, Exchange, File and Print Servers in a clustered environment. Avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to application downtime resulting in lost productivity and revenue. Leave this session with the confidence you'll need to leverage Failover Clusters for your mission critical applications.

You will learn:

  • Learn about Windows Failover Clusters and how they can make your applications highly available.
  • Understand the best practices for installing Hyper-V, SQL, Exchange, File and Print servers in a clustered environment.
  • Explore troubleshooting tools and techniques for maintaining Windows Failover Clusters.