Creating A WSFC Witness On Azure

Jim Donahoe shows how to create a cloud witness for a Windows cluster using Azure:

Well, that is easy to fix, right?  Let’s just spin up a VM in Azure, and host the FSW on that machine.  Problem solved!  Technically yes, that is a viable option.  But, let’s consider the cost of that scenario in the breakdown below:

  1. VM with OS licensed and Disk space allocated for FSW
  2. NSG/Firewall to protect said resource from outside 
  3. VNET

Also, you have to figure in the man hours in configuring all of those things(Let’s say 4 hours total.  Insert your hourly rate here:  Rate x 4 = Setup fee for VM in Azure

Now, here is where Cloud Witness saves the day!  The Cloud Witness WSFC Quorum type will utilize BLOB Storage in Azure to act as the point of arbitration.  Not sure what that means?

There’s a good walkthrough, but it does look quite easy to do, and a simple blob is going to be a lot cheaper than a VM.

Related Posts

Creating An Azure Chat Bot

Dustin Ryan shows how to build a QnA bot: After you’ve created your knowledge base you can then edit and update your knowledge base. There’s a few different ways to update your knowledge. a. Manually edit the knowledge base directly within QnAMaker.ai. You can do this by directly editing the questions by modifying the text […]

Read More

Data Lake Archive Tier

Ust Oldfeld looks at an important part of a data lake: The Archive access tier in blob storage was made generally available today (13th December 2017) and with it comes the final piece in the puzzle to archiving data from the data lake. Where Hot and Cool access tiers can be applied at a storage account level, […]

Read More

Categories

August 2017
MTWTFSS
« Jul Sep »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031