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Exchange setup with dual Mailbox/DAG role

I inherited a newly created Exchange 2010 environment that has two servers with dual Mailbox and DAG roles on each, basically trying to accomplish the failover clustering that Exchange 2003 had. ...
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2answers
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How to properly shut down Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster?

We need to shut down MS Failover Cluster running on two nodes with MS Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise for hardware maintenance. I recently came across two possible approaches on how to shut down ...
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1answer
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Hyper-V virtual machine can't be migrated to a specific host in the cluster

I have a three-node Hyper-V cluster running on Windows Server 2008 R2 which is working quite flawlessly: there are no errors, live migration works, all hosts can and will happily run all virtual ...
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How does a SQL Server Availability Group decide on which secondary will become the new primary when an automatic failover is triggered?

How does a SQL Server Availability Group with multiple synchronous-commit secondary replicas decide on which secondary replica will become the new primary when an automatic failover is triggered? ...
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1answer
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What is the differences between a Remote File Share Witness Quorum and a Disk Witness Quorum?

Say you set up a Windows Server Failover Cluster consisting of two nodes, on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. Now when you want to configure quorum you can use either a remote shared folder, or a ...
3
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1answer
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How do I network this Windows Failover Cluster and MongoDB Replica Set? (diagram inside)

As you can see, my two Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) nodes have three network interfaces each, which connects them to three different networks : A public network A private network ...
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Cannot WMI Query root\MSCluster namespace as Local Admin

I'm trying to use WMI Explorer to query the root\MSCluster namespace on various hosts to obtain cluster resource group and resource object data. I can access the namespace with no issue on Win2K3 ...
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Cluster failover and strange gratuitous arp behavior

I am experiencing a strange Windows 2008R2 cluster related issue that is bothering me. I feel that I have come close as to what the issue is, but still don't fully understand what is happening. I ...
3
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1answer
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Active/Active vs Active/Passive cluster

First time setting up a clustered environment, and have a few questions. From a windows cluster perspective what determines if it is an Active/Active cluster vs an Active/Passive cluster? Is it the ...
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1answer
108 views

Building Windows Failover clusters, re-use quorum drives?

I'm building a series of virtual failover clusters, 2 for SQL, and 1 for BizTalk. Being that it is a Proof of concept virtual setup with no real expectations around high availability, is it possible ...
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1answer
312 views

Prevent iSCSI connection from being terminated early on reboot

I have a clustered Hyper-V environment with four nodes and three PowerVault MD3xxx storage arrays for shared storage. The servers are using standard Ethernet connections for the iSCSI fabric (not ...
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481 views

Cluster fails because of network loop

We have two hosts running 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. iSCSI SAN using a Equallogic 6k and ps4000 pooled together. They are connected to two Dell 6224 switches. I have one VLAN for the iSCSI and then another ...
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1answer
280 views

Windows Clustering newbie

I am trying to setup a simple environment (virtual) to prove that when a Node in a cluster goes down, the other picks up. After much pain I think I may have this however I would love for people here ...
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Re-Ask - why would adding a crossover private nic cause IP address resource fail? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: why would adding a crossover private nic cause IP address resource fail? 2 node Win 2008 R2 quorum cluster Configured 192.168.0.0/24 "public network" Configured cluster ...
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1answer
63 views

Manaul SQL cluster failover on 2008R2

I need to do a restart of the clustered SQL instance to fix a problem with tempDB and i am not sure of the easiest way to do this. We have just upgraded our servers to Windows 2008R2 running SQL ...
1
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0answers
195 views

2008 R2 Cluster not failing over with iSCSI disconnect

So I have successfully set up a 2 node 2008 R2 cluster with SQL Server 2008. There are basically 3 networks. Public (client LAN) Private (Heartbeat between the two machines) iSCSI SAN (hosts ...
0
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1answer
103 views

Cannot resolve cluster resources on EC2?

I have created this cluster on Amazon's EC2 service. I can connect to the sql instance from the first node (there is only one node in the cluster at this time) using the cluster name, so I know that ...
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2answers
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Windows 2008 r2 2 node cluster - one node unavailable

I have 2 node Windows 2008 r2 cluster, i failed over service onto node2, restarted node1, and after restart node1 is unavailable. The networks interfaces will not come up and both interface are ...
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1answer
555 views

FSRM unable to create new reports after removing old LUN

We are running a 3 node failover cluster file service based on server 2008 R2 and iSCSI Storage Arrays. We have recently migrated all storage from one cluster file service on one LUN to a new file ...
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2answers
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Failover Cluster: No disks suitable for cluster disks were found

I am trying to setup a failover cluster with two nodes. After running the validation tests, the storage sections had many warnings. The next step after creating the cluster with two nodes on the same ...
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1answer
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How to enable an active/active file server cluster in windows 2008 r2 Enterprise

I've just created a cluster for my file servers in Windows 2008 R2 Ent SP1 environment. The goal - an Active/Active cluster for web server data How do I go about telling the cluster to be active for ...
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4answers
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How to script printer creation on a Windows Server 2008 R2 clustered print server?

As per subject. I've found some ways of scripting printer creation on Windows print servers using WMI, but it looks like WMI doesn't support clustered print servers (or clustered servers at all). ...
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2answers
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Cluster vs. DFS

We're currently using 2 Windows 2008 R2 with DFS but discovered some issues with: replication of permissions (permissions are not replicated across DFS members) replication of quota (quota is ...
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1answer
188 views

SSIS 2008 R2 performance and Windows 2008 R2 clustering question

I am testing different configurations for loading data from a remote SQL server using SSIS. In a clustered situation SSIS seems slower to speak to the local clustered SQL instance when compared to a ...
0
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1answer
73 views

what components need for clustering two windows 2008 server?

what are the basic requirement for clustering in windows 2008 server? 1.i mean which exact 2008 server licence 2. how can i connect two server what component i need for that? 3. what is minimum ...
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1answer
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Unable to add a second Windows Server 2008 to a NLB cluster

I am trying to setup a 2-node cluster with NLB on Windows Server 2008 R2 standard. One the first node (node A) I successfully create a cluster containing it. However, when from node A I attempt to ...
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6answers
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SQL Clustering on Hyper V - is a cluster within a cluster a benefit

This is a re-hash of a question I asked a while back - after a consultant has come in firing ideas in to other teams in the department the whole issue has been raised again hence I'm looking for more ...
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2answers
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Can i use a Windows 2008 r2 Cluster for file redundancy

I'm researching a sever clustering architecture as a redundancy and backup solution for a client, and something that isn't made clear is whether or not i can use server clustering to replace a file ...