Server / Datacenter

TMT05 Become a Windows Server 2016 Cluster Master in Five Easy Architectures


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


Failover Clustering hasn't always been the easiest technology to bring high availability to Windows services. It's only been very recently Windows Failover Clustering has even really gained widespread attention thanks to Hyper–V virtual machines. Even so, implementing the right cluster architecture still isn't a task for mere mortals. Microsoft offers no less than five major architectures for building a Failover Cluster atop Windows Server 2016. Are you using the right configuration?

Greg Shields has been building Windows clusters since their earliest days as Wolfpack Clustering in Windows NT. Join him in this 75–minute exploration of Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2016. With local storage, remote storage, and Storage Spaces Direct as options, you'll learn which of Microsoft's architectures are best for your clustered services.

You will learn:

  • The five major architectures in Failover Clustering for Windows Server 2016
  • To implement the right configuration based on cluster workload
  • Discover the best practices that build a Windows Failover cluster that actually works for your Hyper–V virtual machines and other cluster workloads