NMS Cluster Installation - Is Nimsoft cluster supported in Windows 2012, what is the expected failover duration?

Discussion created by tcarpenter on Apr 8, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2014 by anders.synstad

I see that the Compatibility Matrix shows NMS runs on Windows 2012 R2, but the documentation for the NMS cluster installation only mentions Windows 2008 R2.  I could assume, but I would rather be sure ... I want to use VMWare servers, and VMWare only supports a Windows cluster using WIndows 2012.  So I need to confirm that the Nimoft Windows cluster feature is certified for WIndows 2012 on VMWare.


If a VMWare Windows 2012 cluster is supported, what is the expected Nimsoft alerting outage during a failover -- how many seconds after the configured failover timeout passes should it take for the Failover Hub start processing alerts?  VMWare itself has a fairly quick (4-6 minutes) server recovery feature, and, assuming a VMWare Windows 2012 cluster is supported, I need to decide if I should use NMS Failover Hub recovery or use VMWare recovery .