O'Reilly logo

Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Geographically distributed clusters

As truly high-speed wide-area network (WAN) connections become more reliable and more readily available, an emerging trend is the creation of clusters that span sites. As a rule, this is something that should only be implemented after a substantial amount of consideration and planning. In most cases, creating one cluster in each site is far preferable to trying to coerce a multisite cluster to work. Remember that with Hyper-V Server 2012, you can live migrate across clusters using Shared Nothing Live Migration, so you can achieve downtime-free inter-site portability. If downtime-free is not strictly necessary, consider using Hyper-V Replica instead. This is a subject covered in Chapter 12, Backup and Disaster ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required