Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Clustering Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Hosts - Part 4/4: Installing Microsoft Hyper-V


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 4: Installing Microsoft Hyper-V

On each host:
Server Manager > Roles > Add Role > Check Hyper-V



Create Virtual Networks - choose the Network Adapters to use for virtual machines.
Note: It is recommended to keep management and iSCSI separate from the Network Adapters used for VM traffic.

Next > Install > Restart

Once the Hyper-V role is installed, in Failover Cluster Manager, right-click Services and applications > Virtual Machine… > New Virtual Machines… and select/create the VMs to be protected by Failover Cluster Manager:

Note: From Failover Cluster Manager you can ‘Live migrate virtual machines to another node.’

The End!

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