Get a jump start on Windows Server 2016 Failover Clusters by learning about powerful new features that you can implement in your environment. Never before has Microsoft released so many clustering features in a single version of the operating system.
Mission critical environments don't have to be complex! Even the most seasoned IT Pros are humbled by the thought of supporting Windows failover clusters. In this course, Using Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016, you will learn how Microsoft has enhanced and simplified the major aspects of implementing clusters. You will learn about major enhancements to Hyper-V workloads with increased resiliency, load balancing, and starting up virtual machines. You will also learn about Geo (Stretch) cluster features including site-awareness, cloud witness, and storage replica. Finally, you will learn about cluster support enhancements such as rolling-cluster upgrade, enhanced cluster logging, and multiple cluster networks and domains. You will finish this course with the knowledge and skills you'll need to take advantage of Windows Server 2016 failover clusters in your environment.
Course Overview Hi everyone. This is Bruce Mackenzie-Low, and welcome to my course, Using Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016. So I'm a system software engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where I troubleshoot Windows servers focusing on failover cluster configurations. I've been supporting clusters for over 30 years, in addition to speaking at conferences and developing courseware. As you may know, failover clusters are growing in popularity, especially with Hyper-V workloads. Just look at what Microsoft has done with their Azure Cloud, which is based on Hyper-V failover clusters. In this course, we're going to take a look at some of the major new features associated with failover clusters in Windows Server 2016, focusing on Hyper-V enhancements such as increased resiliency, workload balancing, and startup ordering for virtual machines. We'll also take a look at performing rolling cluster upgrades, enhanced cluster logging, and new geocluster features such as site awareness, cloud witness, and storage replica. By the end of this course, you'll have the knowledge and confidence you'll need to implement Windows Server 2016 failover clusters in your environment. If you're unfamiliar with failover clusters, you may want to review my course on Windows Failover Clustering Fundamentals before you begin this one. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about clusters with the Using Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2016 course at Pluralsight.