Windows Failover Clustering Fundamentals

Windows failover clusters are becoming increasingly prevalent in today's data centers. This course will teach you what you need to know about configuring networks, storage, and servers to implement failover clusters with confidence.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 6, 2016
Duration
3h 46m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to Windows Failover Clusters
Planning Your Cluster Networks
Preparing Your Cluster Storage
Installing and Creating Windows Failover Clusters
Implementing Failover Cluster File Servers
Building Hyper-V Host and Guest Clusters
Troubleshooting Failover Clusters
Best Practices for Implementing Failover Clusters
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 6, 2016
Duration
3h 46m
Description

Windows Failover Clusters can intimidate even the most seasoned IT Pros due to their complexity. This course, Windows Failover Clustering Fundamentals, teaches you how to implement clusters from the ground up. It begins by introducing you to clusters and provides you with the fundamentals for planning your networks and storage. You'll then learn how to create a cluster with a variety of workloads, including File Serving and Hyper-V virtual machines. The course concludes by teaching you how to troubleshoot your cluster in case anything ever goes wrong, along with the best practices for keeping it up and running. This course will leave you with the confidence and knowledge you'll need to implement and maintain your own Windows failover clusters.

About the author
About the author

With over 25 years of computing experience at Digital, Compaq and HP, Bruce is a well-known resource for resolving highly complex problems involving clusters, SAN’s, networking and internals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Greetings. My name is Bruce Mackenzie-Low, and welcome to my course. Windows Failover Clustering Fundamentals. So I'm a systems software engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprises where I've been troubleshooting servers for almost 30 years. I started working on VMS clusters back in the 1980s, and then moved on to supporting Windows clusters in the late 1990s. So Microsoft has continued to enhance failover clusters over the years. They are now becoming very prevalent supporting mission-critical applications around the world. This course will get you started with building failover clusters, providing you with a comprehensive introduction to the various technologies and tools. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include planning your cluster networks, planning your cluster storage, installing and configuring clusters including file servers and Hyper-V clusters, troubleshooting and implementing those best practices to guarantee maximum amount of up time. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to knowledge you'll need to implement your own Windows failover clusters. But before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the Windows operating system and have a basic understanding of networks and storage subsystems. From here, you can continue your IT pro learnings with courses such as the Windows Performance Monitoring Fundamentals, and the Windows Kernel Debugging Fundamentals. So I hope you'll join me in this adventure to learn more about clusters with the Windows Failover Clustering Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.