White Paper: Witness

This document explains the benefits of the StarWind’s Witness feature. Clusters with an even amount of nodes are at high risk of experiencing total shutdown if half the nodes fail, so, usually, a physical Witness node is required to avoid downtime and split-brain. StarWind Node Majority Mechanism ensures constant uptime and high availability by setting up a minimum-requirements Witness node or a Witness instance in the cloud, so you don’t have to waste money on redundant hardware if you don’t want to.

Webinar: How to Choose a Proper Failover and Set Up High Availability

Published: April 13, 2021

Failover strategies exist not only to help avoid split-brain but also to determine how the High Availability (HA) will function. Choosing a proper failover strategy may save your day literally. The webinar will discuss failover strategies overall, particularly HeartBeat and Node Majority, their pros and cons, and how to properly configure a storage-level HA cluster using either of them.