Implementing Failover Clustering and Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019

Explore the design, configuration, and management of Windows Failover Clusters and Storage Spaces Direct on Windows Server 2019 in this course.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2019
Duration
4h 41m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Understand Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2019
Implement Failover Clustering with SAN Storage
Manage Failover Clusters
Implement Multisite Failover Clustering
Implement Hyperconverged Failover Clustering with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)
Implement a Network Load Balancing Cluster
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 11, 2019
Duration
4h 41m
Description

Microsoft continues to invest in improving the high availability experience in Windows Server 2019, and not just for your Hyper-V workloads. Technologies like Failover Clustering have matured significantly over the past few OS versions to create an HA solution that works -- and works well -- for many different types of workloads. Traditional Failover Clusters, though, are not all that Microsoft brings to bear for HA in Server 2019. In this course, you'll absolutely be building one. But, next, you'll stretch that single-site cluster to a second site for disaster recovery. Then, you'll build yet another cluster atop Storage Spaces Direct to experience Microsoft's hyperconverged clustering infrastructure. Last, you'll spend a minute with an ancient and yet mature technology in Network Load Balancing. By the end of this course, you'll be skilled up with the knowledge you need to bring high availability to many of the services in your datacenter.

About the author
About the author

Greg Shields is an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hey, this is Greg Shields, and you found another of my courses in this learning path on Windows Server 2019, this time on the challenging but rewarding tasks in making Windows servers highly available. I am Author Evangelist and a full-time author here at Pluralsight, and I've been managing HA services like failover clustering since the days of Microsoft Wolfpack. Microsoft continues to invest in improving the high availability experience in Windows Server 2019, and not just for your Hyper-V workloads. Technologies like failover clustering have matured significantly over the past few OS versions to create an HA solution that works and works well for many different types of workloads. Traditional failover clusters, though, are not all that Microsoft brings to bear for HA in Server 2019. In this course, we will absolutely be building one, but next, we'll stretch that single-site cluster to a second site for disaster recovery. Then, we'll build yet another cluster atop Storage Spaces Direct to experience Microsoft's hyperconverged clustering infrastructure. Lastly, we'll spend a minute with an ancient and yet mature technology in network load balancing. By the end of this course, you'll be skilled up with the knowledge you need to bring high availability to many of the services in your datacenter. If you've just been tasked with adding high availability to your Windows Server 2019 workloads, this course is your fist stop in brushing up on those skills for success. And then from here, you'll be ready to continue on the learning path as you explore the maintenance and monitoring of your Windows Server environment. Let's get started.