Using PowerShell to Move Cluster Resources to Preferred Node on Windows Server 2008 and above

Introduction In an earlier post we covered Using PowerShell to Failover Cluster Resources for Patching, to expand on the script we are adding a third option for use on active / active clusters to move the Cluster Resources to their preferred node if it is defined. We will cover creating the move by itself and also incorporating it in the script covered in the earlier post. About the Script The purpose of... read more

Using PowerShell to Failover Cluster Resources for Patching

Introduction So you are having to patch cluster nodes and would like a way to automate the failover of the resources and log what when it was done and who did the work. In this post we will cover a simple PowerShell script that will drain and pull resources in a 2 node active / passive cluster. About the Script The purpose of the PowerShell script is to allow two operations to occur, they are to drain all... read more

Updating VMWare ESXi Hypervisor 5

Recently I built a VMWare ESXi Hypervisor 5 server for testing and learning purposes. As a good admin you must always patch and VMWare is no exception. First download and install VMWare vCLI from You must have an account on VMWare to download the products, the account is free. I will be using vCLI installed on Windows 7 x64 Professional, so the path maybe... read more