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General Resources

· Cluster Team Site: Clustering Technical Resources
· Guide: Failover Clustering Deployment
· Guide: Validating Hardware for a Failover Cluster
· Guide: Migrating Cluster Settings
· Guide: Configuring the Quorum in a Failover Cluster
· Guide: Configuring Accounts in Active Directory
· Guide: Configure a Service or Application for High Availability
· Guide: Modifying Settings for a Failover Cluster
· Guide: Installing a Failover Cluster
· Guide: Creating a Failover Cluster
· Guide: Cluster Requirements
· Guide: Validating a cluster
· Guide: Managing a Failover Cluster
· Guide: The Failover Cluster Management Snap-In
· TechNet: Support Policy
· Webcast: Top 10 Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Enhancements over Windows Server 2003 Clustering, Based on Best Practices (Level 300)
· Webcast: Failover Clustering 101
· Webcast: Achieving High Availability with Windows Server “Longhorn” Clustering (Level 200)
Webcast: Microsoft Webcast: Reducing IT Overhead with Windows Server 2008 Storage Features 
Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Build High-Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering
Webcast: IT Manager Webcast: Delivering High Availability to Your Infrastructure
Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Failover Cluster Validation and Troubleshooting with Windows Server 2008
Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Failover Clustering and Quorum in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Storage
Webcast: TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover Clustering Lab
· Whitepaper: Failover Cluster Architecture Overview
· Whitepaper: Microsoft’s HA Strategy
· Whitepaper: Overview of Failover Clustering


· Utility: Remote Server Administration Tools (simplifies Server Core configurations)
· Guide: Server Core
· TechNet: Installation
· Webcast: How Microsoft does IT: Enhancing High Availability with Server Core in Windows Server 2008

Exchange Server

File Server

· Guide: Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster
· TechNet: Creating a Clustered File Server checklist
· TechNet: Create a Shared Folder in a Clustered File Server
· WebCast: TechNet Webcast: Prepare Yourself for Windows Server 2008 (Part 5 of 8): New File Server Features
· WebCast: How Microsoft IT Deploys Windows 2008 Clusters for File Services
· Webcast: New File Server Features of Windows Server 2008 (Level 200)


· Guide: Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering
· Guide: Getting Started with Hyper-V
· Guide: Design for a Failover Cluster in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V
· TechNet: High-Availability for a Server Running Hyper-V
· TechNet: Requirements and Recommendations for Failover Clusters in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V
· TechNet: Failover Cluster in which the Servers run Hyper-V
· Webcast: TechNet Webcast: High Availability with Hyper-V
· Webcast: TechNet Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 24 of 24): High Availability with Hyper-V
· Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Creating Business Continuity Solutions Using Windows Virtualization
· Whitepaper: Quick Migration with Hyper-V

Multi-Site Clustering

· Cluster Team Site:
· Guide: Deployment Considerations for Windows Server 2008 failover cluster nodes on different, routed subnets
· Webcast: TechNet Webcast: Geographically Dispersed Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
· Webcast: How You Can Achieve Greater Availability with Failover Clustering Across Multiple Sites (Level 300) 
· Whitepaper: Multi-site Clustering

Network Load Balancing

· Guide: NLB Troubleshooting Overview
· Guide: Server Core: Install the NLB feature
· Guide: Create/manage/destroy NLB clusters via NLB Manager remotely from another server, or from RSAT client (admin pack) on Vista
· TechNet: Configuring NLB with Terminal Services
· TechNet: NLB Deployment Guide
· TechNet: Implementing a new NLB Cluster
· TechNet: Verifying the NLB Cluster and Enabling Client Access
· TechNet: Overview of NLB
· TechNet: Creating NLB Clusters
· TechNet: Managing NLB Clusters
· TechNet: Setting NLB Parameters
· TechNet: Controlling Hosts on NLB clusters
· TechNet: Troubleshooting for System Event Messages Related to NLB Cluster
· TechNet: User Interface: NLB Manager
· TechNet: Upgrading a NLB Cluster
· Webcast: 24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 (Part 23 of 24): Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing

SQL Server

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