Windows OS

TMH06 Building Better Hyper-V Guest Clusters


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Bruce Mackenzie Low

Bruce Mackenzie-Low


Systems Software Engineer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Over the years, Microsoft has consistently embraced and enhanced failover clusters to provide a fault tolerant platform for your mission critical applications. Now with Hyper-V, there are many new opportunities to virtualize your legacy clusters to take advantage of newer hardware and the latest operating system features. In this session, you'll learn how you can implement virtual guest clusters in your environment with Windows Hyper-V. This will cover a variety of storage scenarios including shared iSCSI disks, virtual HBAs and shared VHDX (Virtual Hard Disk) files. You'll also learn about the best practices for configuring guest cluster networks, implementing Active Directory-detached clusters, and other Windows Server 2012 R2 clustering features.

You will learn:

  • How to configure storage components for guest clusters
  • Best practices for configuring guest cluster networks
  • How to implement Active Directory-Detached guest clusters