Extended Cluster Management

In Microsoft Failover Cluster Administrators often have to manage a lot of different Services. In case of maintenance that means manual failover every single cluster service.

 

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Of course, Administrators have to switch any resource back as it was before maintenance. Only this gurantees a best performance for all different cluster services.
connmove now extended the cmShell Features to speed up and automate this tasks. With three Powershell cmdLets Administrators can easily

  • Safe the current Service distribution over all cluster nodes in a file
  • Failover any Cluster Service on one specific node to another one
  • Restore the Service distribution

 

In Detail

  1. cmdLet save-cmCluster <Filename> stores the current Service distribution in a single file. Administators can edit the file easily.
  2. Move-CmClusterGroup –SourceNode <SourceNode> –TargetNode <TargetNode> moves any cluster service to the target Node:

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Restore-CmCluster .myClusterConfig.txt distributes the cluster services like it was saved before.

 

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Some more details in controlling your cluster using PowerShell:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee461009.aspx