In Hyper-V environments, the conjunction of server virtualization with failover clustering provides the easiest and most effective solution to maintain high data center Availability. Failover clustering helps to keep server workloads online, increases their scalability and minimizes downtime due to servicing or disaster.
Introduction to Hyper-V High Availability by Symon Perriman, an expert who has trained millions of IT professionals, will provide you the fundamental knowledge needed to achieve high Availability for Windows Server Hyper-V and Failover Clustering platform. You will learn how failover clustering works and how to deploy and optimally configure failover clusters. You will also get practical recommendations for working with clustered virtual machines (VMs) and see how to create clustered VMs, add a new VM to a cluster and migrate a VM from an existing cluster.
Diving deeper into "Introduction to Hyper-V High Availability" we will discuss clustered VMs management. Along with the best practices for regular scenarios — like clustered VMs grouping and performance and health monitoring — you will discover tips and tricks for handling replication and backup. Additionally, this guide covers maintaining Hyper-V workload Availability through VM migration between Hyper-V hosts.
Read this guide to see how to get an easy start with Hyper-V failover clustering and learn more about:
- Failover cluster deployment and configuration;
- Clustered VMs deployment and management;
- Hyper-V VM mobility.