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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes

One of the most complicated tasks in previous Windows versions, regarding Windows Updates, is the process of updating a cluster. The whole procedure is manual and requires a lot of effort to guarantee that all nodes within the clusters are up-to-date.

Windows Server 2012 introduces Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU), which automatically installs updates for all node members of a cluster in a synchronized and orchestrated way. Once CAU is able to do all the jobs with no user interaction, it allows enterprises to update their clusters in a dynamic and automated process, saving costs, time, and resources otherwise spent on running updates on clusters. As a result, it will reduce outages in clusters when ...

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