Category Archives: Cluster

vCenter Server 6.0 Services (Windows Edition) – One Service to rule them all!

After upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0 we all noticed the multiplying number of services that have to start, before the vCenter Server 6.0 high availability guide was released I was working on something similar in my lab but with a self-consistent vCenter Server without a shared RDM. Anyway, in my attempts to cluster the services… Read More »

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vCenter Server High Availability with Microsoft Failover Cluster and DFS (Unsupported)

As on the first week of June sadly vCenter Server Heartbeat end of sale has been announced and customers whom have it already will still get their support till 2018 but for those who need to protect their vCenter Server with such a technology don’t have an official alternative from VMware yet. Its worth mentioning… Read More »

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 AlwaysON Availability Group MultiSubnet Listener

I’ve been recently involved in a project where I had to transition a Microsoft SQL environment from 2008 R2 to 2012 and change from the normal SQL cluster to the new AlwaysOn availability group module. After performing the transition and we’ve up the local listener and the disaster site listener we came to an issue… Read More »

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Windows Server 2008 Cluster: Troubleshooting or shooting yourself?

On a very quiet afternoon, I got this case which said “Problem with Cluster staying offline!”. Usually when I receive a ticket I’m optimistic but when it comes to Windows Cluster services I’m a bit agitated yet nevertheless excited to delve it and resolve the issue. Thankfully Windows Server 2008 Clustering is more stable than… Read More »

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