Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Clustering Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Hosts - Part 3/4: Cluster Shared Volume


This step-by-step walkthrough runs through configuring Hyper-V R2 hosts with iSCSI shared storage and using Failover Cluster Manager with CSVs (Clustered Shared Volumes.)
Here we are using Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise hosts, with HP LeftHand/P4000 iSCSI Storage.

The guide is split into 4 parts:

Part 3: Cluster Shared Volume
Note: CSV is only available with a cluster of all 2008R2 Hyper-V hosts and above!

In Failover Cluster Manager - right-click the Cluster object, and click Enable Cluster Shared Volumes…

This makes a new folder object appear in the tree:



Right-click the ‘Cluster Shared Volumes’ folder > and click ‘Add storage’

And choose the disk(s) you want to use as your CSV!


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