Pop Quiz

Clustering and Rolling Upgrades (Exam 70-642)

Question: Performing a rolling upgrade from a Windows 2003 failover cluster to Windows 2008 can be accomplished using which method?

  1. Windows 2008 does not support failover clustering.
  2. There is no failover cluster upgrade path possible from Windows 2003 to Windows 2008.
  3. Create a failover cluster running Windows 2008 and use the wizard to migrate resources.
  4. Upgrade node 1 and then node 2 to Windows 2008

Answer
C. Windows 2008 supports the migration of certain failover cluster resources from Windows 2003 with the included wizard.

Answer B is mostly correct; however, the question of performing a "rolling upgrade" is tricky. A rolling upgrade implies an upgrade of each node's operating system image, and that feature is not supported.

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition is required for the role Failover Cluster.

Tip: Both the cluster servers' hardware and software should be identical for optimum success.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

Featured

  • Microsoft Warns SameSite Cookie Changes Could Break Some Apps

    IT pros could face Web application issues as early as next month with the implementation of a coming SameSite Web change, which will affect how cookies are used across sites.

  • Populating a SharePoint Document Library by E-Mail, Part 1

    While Microsoft doesn't allow you to build a SharePoint Online document library using e-mail, there is a roundabout way of getting the job done using the tools that are included with Office 365. Brien shows you how.

  • Microsoft Previews New App Reporting and Consent Tools in Azure AD

    Microsoft last week described a few Azure Active Directory improvements for organizations wanting to connect their applications to Microsoft's identity and access service.

  • Free Software Foundation Asks Microsoft To Release Windows 7 Code

    The Free Software Foundation this week announced that it has established a petition demanding that Microsoft release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.