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Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V by John Savill

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Chapter 7 Failover Clustering and Migration Technologies

As previously discussed, when implementing virtualization, you consolidate your operating systems onto fewer pieces of hardware, effectively putting your eggs in a smaller number of baskets. It’s therefore important that those baskets are as secure as possible and, in the event a basket breaks, there is another basket underneath to catch the eggs that fall.

Failover Clustering provides resiliency for Windows services such as SQL, Exchange, file, and print—and now for Hyper-V. By leveraging the failover cluster feature, Hyper-V servers can share storage resources such as LUNs on a SAN or, with Windows Server 2016, local storage in each node through Storage Spaces Direct. More important, ...

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