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Implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster - Part 6 - Final steps

This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we will use the new cluster to host our VMs in the cloud series.

Re-validate cluster

We did a lot of configuration changes so now it is good time to check that we did not make some obvious mistake.

Validate a Configuration Wizard

And if you are lucky you will get cluster in the configuration that Microsoft will support.

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Implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster - Part 5 - Cluster network configuration

This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we will use the new cluster to host our VMs in the cloud series.

One of the final steps in our basic guide how to configure the Hyper-V Failover Cluster is to set the networks.

Cluster networks

Production (network for our VMs)

Not visible in the Failover Cluster Manager because the management partition OS do not share network adapter on the virtual switch (do not have virtual adapter on the switch) for …

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Implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster - Part 4 - Cluster storage and quorum configuration

This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we will use the new cluster to host our VMs in the cloud series.

In the previous article I did not let the Create Cluster Wizard to do automatic configuration of the storage because the storage was not available for the servers that I use but now it is available so now it is possible to configure all settings manualy.

Multipath I/O

We connect a disk here over two Fibre Channel ports so we have more …

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Implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster - Part 3 - Installation and basic configuration

This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we will use the new cluster to host our VMs in the cloud series.

Active Directory

If you do not have functional AD then please continue to the series where I explained how to install and configure virtual Domain Controllers on the Hyper-V hosts.

When your DCs are are up and running then add your Hyper-V hosts to the domain and you can continue with implementation of the Failover Clustering.

Add hosts …

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Implementing Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Failover Cluster - Part 2 - Network configuration

This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we will use the new cluster to host our VMs in the cloud series.

Network adapter interfaces

Rules

It is a crucial to set correct configuration for the network.

Do not disable IPv6. It is recommended that IPv6 is left bound to all NICs even if you do not actually set IPv6 addresses. Also if you disable IPv6 on the interfaces on the network adapters you will not disable IPv6 in the operating system. …

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