Managing Microsoft Servers and Services

T07 Migrating Windows Failover Clusters with Confidence

August 4th, 2015

2:15pm - 3:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Bruce Mackenzie Low

Bruce Mackenzie-Low


Systems Software Engineer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In this session, you'll learn what to consider when migrating your Windows failover cluster and the best industry practices for accomplishing the job. Let's face it, you've been putting off upgrading your Windows Failover Clusters because you finally got them working and you don't want to break a thing. You're not alone! Many companies are still running Windows Server 2003 and 2008 failover clusters for that very reason.

Fear not! Join Bruce Mackenzie-Low as he explores the differences between the Failover Cluster versions and what features are worth your while to upgrade. Is Windows Server 2012 R2 really just SP1 for 2012? Leave this session with the confidence you'll need to make a smooth transition to your next version of Windows clusters.

You will learn:

  • Best practices for migrating Windows failover clusters
  • Compelling reasons and features to upgrade
  • Common pitfalls to avoid for a smooth transition