WE5 Double Session: An Exploration of Options for Creating Highly-Available Hyper-V

October 20th, 2010

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Prerequisite: None

Alan Sugano

Alan Sugano


ADS Consulting Group

Server Virtualization is a great technology; however one of the drawbacks of consolidating virtual servers is the potential reduction of fault tolerance. A failure of a single Hyper-V host can cause multiple virtual servers to go down. From the low end of a single server to the high end of Hyper-V Clustering we’ll examine your options for creating highly available Hyper-V hosts. This in-depth session will cover the following topics:

  1. Backup Strategies for fast recovery of Hyper-V Hosts and Virtual Server Guests.
  2. Improving fault tolerance of Hyper-V hosts with redundant hardware.
  3. High Availability Options for standalone non-clustered Hyper-V Hosts.
  4. Design considerations for the remote replication of standalone Hyper-V Hosts.
  5. Hyper-V Clustering.
  6. Hyper-V Clustering with remote replication.

You have several different options for fault tolerant highly available Hyper-V hosts. Make sure that a Hyper-V Host Hardware failure does not ruin your day by implementing one or more of these highly available options into your Hyper-V infrastructure.