New Feature in 2008 R2 – Cluster Shared Volumes

This week, Microsoft is announcing that Windows 2008 R2 will add a new feature to Failover Clusters called “Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)”. This feature is being introduced so that they can support the Live Migration feature for Hyper-V. You can get more details about CSV and other 2008 R2 features in the following document: Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) Reviewers Guide – http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/2/1/F2146213-4AC0-4C50-B69A-12428FF0B077/Windows_Server_2008_R2_Reviewers_Guide_(BETA).doc They are giving sessions about this at WINHEC and TechEd EMEA this week. Unfortunately, I won’t be attending these, but it’ll be really interesting to see where this goes in the future. This certainly gives you an … Continue reading New Feature in 2008 R2 – Cluster Shared Volumes

EMC Cluster Enabler Updates

It’s been a really busy month for us. This past month, EMC has released a new version of SRDF/CE, MV/CE and internally announced a new addition to the Cluster Enabler family. I don’t think it’s been publicly announced, so I’ll have to refrain from posting any details on the third item at this time.   SRDF/CE and MV/CE version 3.1 are now available for download on EMC’s Powerlink website. Here are the new features in these releases:     SRDF/CE v3.1  Hyper-V “host clustering” support. Not really a new feature…this is more of a qualification effort to ensure that this works. … Continue reading EMC Cluster Enabler Updates