Windows Longhorn Clustering (Beta 1)

Update: The current Longhorn beta does not contain anything for clustering, it is simply not in the product at this point. I confirmed this with High Availability group at Microsoft. Look for clustering in the next version. Bummer to, cause I have a Longhorn DC and two Longhorn member servers waiting to go… More after I get the next release.

R2 to add several SAN enhancements

While this is not 100% clustering, a lot of you use a SAN for your clusters. See for an article titled Windows Server 2003 adds storage management. It has some pretty good detail on R2. More can be found here –

Word of the Day – Quorum

I subscribe to the word of the day RSS feed. Today the word is Quroum. “Quorum comes from the Latin quorum, “of whom,” from qui, “who.” The term arose from the wording of the commission once issued to justices of the peace in England, by which commission it was directed that no business of certain kinds should be done without the presence of one or more specially designated justices.” Very interesting stuff. How much of a geek am I? I read the word of the day and thought, cool I know this one (thinking of clustering only). Then I read … Continue reading Word of the Day – Quorum

Thank you New York and announcing a new Cluster Summit for December

A few months ago I mentioned that I would be teaching a custom clustering class ( in New York City (NYC) for Netlan Technology Center, Inc. (   I want to thank the great people of NYC, the students, and the wonderful staff at Netlan for making it a very successful week.   I would also like to announce the next date – December 5-8, 2005 at Netlan:   Netlan Technology Center, Inc. 39 West 37th Street, 11th floorNew York, NY 10018Ph: 212-730-5900  Fax: 212-730-4411 Patrick Power,   See or for full class details.   I … Continue reading Thank you New York and announcing a new Cluster Summit for December

Exchange, Windows, SPS, LCS, Live Meeting, Security, MIIS, Misc.

Exchange: Are your clients using desktop search engines that index Exchange mailboxes or public folders? – Great stuff, very important today!   Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 performance may be affected when desktop search engine software is running on Outlook or other MAPI client computers – KB for the above issue.   Exchange 12 will ship on DVD – fair warning! DVD ONLY!   Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) anti-spam features – order of execution   Why does Exchange use dynamic ports for the Information Store, et cetera?   Exchange 2003 … Continue reading Exchange, Windows, SPS, LCS, Live Meeting, Security, MIIS, Misc.