The need for always-on applications in this day and age is at an all time high, and so the need for high availability technologies. This course explores preparing, configuring, and managing high availability technologies in Windows Server 2016.
Windows services these days nearly never stands alone. Our needs for always-on applications means just about everything you manage must be made highly available. This course, Implementing High Availability in Windows Server 2016, discusses the range of high availability technologies now available in Windows Server 2016 for Hyper-V as well as other common Windows services. You'll explore the preparation, configuration, and management of Windows Failover Clustering, both with and without Storage Spaces Direct. You'll also dig into Storage Replica, Hyper-V Replica, Network Load Balancing, Shared Nothing Live Migration, Stretch Clustering, among a range of other out-of-the-box technologies for Windows workloads. By the end of this course, you will have the foundational knowledge to be able to implement a highly available Windows Server 2016 environment.
Course Overview Hey, this is Greg Shields, and you've found another of my courses in this learning path on Windows Server 2016, 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 has invested significant time and energy in improving the high availability experience in Windows Server 2016, 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 you probably actually will want, this time, to implement. This one is going to be good. But failover clustering is not all that Microsoft brings to bear for HA. In this course, we'll look at the live migration and Hyper-V Replica features now available for your standalone Hyper-V hosts. We'll spend a minute with an ancient, and yet mature technology, in network load balancing. All this, alongside a significant exploration into the design, construction, management, and use of Windows Failover Clustering, not just for Hyper-V, but all your HA needs. If you've just been tasked with adding high availability to your Windows Server 2016 workloads, this course is your first 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.