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How to build a Non-Domain Cluster

July 4th, 2017

With the release of WIndows Server 2016 & SQL Server 2016, we received the support for a Non-Domain Cluster allowing us to create an Availability Group on workgroup servers.

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The Computer ‘*’ is joined to a Cluster

November 19th, 2014

Clustering can be confusing and for some it may look like smoke and mirrors  with how it all work’s and hangs together. I recently was putting together a demo environment with a 2 node Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC). During the build of the cluster it seemed to all go well except on looking more closely, Node 2 in the cluster was being reported as offline by the Failover Cluster Manager. Node 2 was up and available and I could ping the server but it was having issues communicating with Node 1 through the Cluster.

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Windows Server 2008 Cluster Disks Issues

March 3rd, 2011

When building a Windows Server 2008 Stretch cluster you may experience some issues when adding some clustered disk. In this blog I discuss how to get around this issue and how to use cluster.exe to achieve the desired outcome with a working Cluster.

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Hi, I'm Warwick Rudd, I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP as well as a Microsoft Certified Master working as the Principal Consultant here at SQL Masters Consulting.
In my blog I will look at all things SQL Server as well as some things outside of the SQL Server relm but hopefully you will find them helpful and interesting.