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Microsoft Virtualization by Robert M Keefer, Jason Boomer, James Sabovik, Thomas Olzak

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Chapter 6

Hyper-V and high availability

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Overview of clustering concepts

Microsoft fail-over cluster and network load balancing

Defining HA for Hyper-V

Making virtual machines available

Making virtual machine services available

Things to consider

Summary

High availability (HA) in a nutshell means making a service available to users with the expectation that they will be able to access that service at all times, usually because some effort has been made to ensure continuous operation. In almost all cases, when someone is discussing HA, they mean some form of server clustering. Server clusters are a collection of two or more servers, usually identical, that are configured and managed as a single resource. Depending on the configuration, ...

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