CHAPTER 4Failover Clustering

Both virtualization and storage can only take you so far unless you also add high availability into the mix. Failover Clustering, a key feature of the Windows Server platform, is designed to do just that by providing high availability and scalability to many types of server workloads including Hyper-V hosts, file servers, and different server applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server that can run on both physical servers and virtual machines.

Whereas Windows Server 2012 included a number of important enhancements to the Failover Clustering feature, Windows Server 2012 R2 adds even more. This chapter continues the discussion of what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2 by describing several ...

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