MPIO Configuration with ServerManagerCmd and MPClaim

My last post touched on automating the installation and creation of a failover cluster on Windows Server 2008.  In this post, I want to touch on adding additional redundancy by installing Multipath I/O.  With MPIO, you can have multiple paths to your disk that are masked together to provide high availability and redundancy in your cluster configuration. In Windows 2008, you can use ServerManagerCmd to automate the installation of the MPIO feature from the command

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Cluster Quickness

It seems that the day of entering everything via DOS commands have come full circle as larger enterprise environments take advantage of high availability technologies like Windows Failover Clustering. I was setting up a test environment today which consisted of eight nodes in a Windows 2008 Server Environment.  The days of using the GUI and your mouse to click around get pretty annoying when you have to repetitively follow these processes across a number of

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