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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cookbook - Second Edition by Leandro Carvalho, Charbel Nemnom, Patrick Lownds

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Configuring Cluster-Aware Updating for cluster nodes

With regard to Windows Updates, one of the most complicated tasks in earlier Windows versions was the process of updating a cluster. The whole procedure was manual and required a lot of effort to guarantee that all nodes within the clusters were up to date.

Windows Server 2012 first introduced 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 ...

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