Building guest (virtual) File Server Failover Cluster on Hyper-V host with Windows Server 2012 R2

Install guest (virtual) failover cluster Please continue to the Building guest (virtual) failover cluster series to learn how to create guest cluster from the virtual machines. Prerequisites Cluster: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Two nodes Failover Clustering Storages Witness disk: One disk on a shared VHD or VHDX virtual disk Cluster disks: One or more disks […]

Building guest (virtual) Failover Cluster on Hyper-V host with Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 2 – Install and configure cluster

Prerequisites of Failover Clustering Domain join Join to the domain. PowerShell $domain = ‘ad.contoso.com’ $userName = ‘UserWithPermissionsToAddComputerIntoDomain’ $password = ‘Your-Password’ | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force $login = ‘{0}\{1}’ -f $domain, $userName $credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential($login, $password) Add-Computer -DomainName $domain -Credential $credential -Restart Configure storage Online all disks on all nodes. Initialize and format disks on one […]

Building guest (virtual) Failover Cluster on Hyper-V host with Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 1 – Create virtual machines

This article will guide you through how to build guest (virtual) cluster using Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. Functional Failover Clustering is the first step before installation of clustered File Server or AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance on Microsoft SQL Server etc. You can use this guide on a single Hyper-V host or on the Hyper-V […]