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vmware 5.5 / server 2012 / failover clustering

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Hi Experts,

We have been asked to do some work on a file and print failover cluster that is using raw device mappings for its storage.

Part of this work will involve testing that the failover of the file server resource actually works as expected.

Is there any reason as to why it might fail or any caveats that somebody should be aware of?
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Dunno why i said file and print, it's only a file server cluster.  This cluster is already configured and operational, we have been asked to test it.

The only reason i can think of that somebody would want a cluster is for patching reasons.  Like you say, it's already highly available because it is virtual machine that is protected by HA.

A highly available print server in MS terms now is a single virtual machine that is highly available.  No longer any support for clustering of the printer spooler.
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