We want our systems to be 100% operational, 24/7. So in today's complex and high-traffic environments, it's important to reduce points of failure, add smart redundancy, and use high-availability tools—like virtualization and failover clustering offered in Windows Server 2012 R2—to keep systems performing at a high level. In this course, Robert McMillen teaches Windows network administrators how to configure and manage high-availability storage. He covers network load balancing (NLB) and failover clustering, concentrating on clustering for virtual machines and management of Windows cluster roles. By the end of the course, you'll be able to create a more reliable, scalable network for your end users, with a minimal amount of downtime.
Note: The topics covered in this course map to the "Configure and manage high availability" domain for the MCSA: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services exam (70-412).
Configuring affinity, port rules, and cluster operation mode
Configuring failover cluster networks
Configuring cluster storage
Interacting with Hyper-V
Adding virtual machines in Hyper-V
Managing cluster roles, including ISCSI target, Hyper-V, and generic service roles
Configuring VM network health protection and drain