How to duplicate a server with Windows Server Datacenter 2019.

Tainã de Sousa Dias 1 Reputation point
2022-09-02T23:00:39.403+00:00

Good evening, the question is as follows: I have a server with Windows Server Datacenter 2019 and I need to duplicate it. If it stops working, another server automatically takes over with the same IP address and the same files and the user won't even notice. Is it possible to do this, and if so, what would be the most suitable technology? Thank you very much.

Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management updated to data storage.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-02T23:05:22.487+00:00

    One possibility here.
    https://marathonsolutions.com/clustering.html

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  2. Philippe Levesque 5,701 Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-03T02:07:59.94+00:00

    Hi

    Yes it's called clustering in Windows. As you have a dataceter's version it's available easilly to you. We would need more information on the role you want to duplicate, as Microsoft already allow you to do clustering with a virtual IP for some service.

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  3. Alex Bykovskyi 1,821 Reputation points
    2022-09-06T12:15:04.907+00:00

    Hey,

    You can create Failover Cluster, which will automatically failover roles to a healthy node in case the other fails. It is used to make services, roles or VMs highly available. What services do you need to cluster? Windows Server 2019 Datacenter allows you creating a cluster using S2D as a shared storage. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/concepts/storage-spaces-direct-overview
    You can use StarWind VSAN as an alternative. It will replicate storage between the nodes, providing shared storage to the cluster.
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/starwind-virtual-san-for-hyper-v-2-node-hyperconverged-scenario-with-windows-server-2016/

    Cheers,

    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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  4. Tainã de Sousa Dias 1 Reputation point
    2022-09-06T16:59:02.527+00:00

    Good afternoon people. First, thanks a lot for the tips. I had already heard of failover clustering, and was studying about it. The thing is, from what I understand (and I'm starting this type of study now), we have 3 hosts involved: host 1, host 2, and the storage server (I want to replicate a data server). If host 1 fails, host 2 takes over. If host 2 fails, host 1 takes over. But if the storage server fails, the cluster is useless. I would like a solution that only involves the storage server and one more host (we're talking about VMs), and that host contains the same settings and the same data as the storage server. Because, if it fails, the host would take over. Once again, very grateful for the help.

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