Solved

Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V and Failover Clustering configuration

Posted on 2013-01-23
5
213 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Hello IT pros.

I'm looking for information on how to setup Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V and Failover Clustering on Windows 08 enterprise ed.

http://technet.microsoft.com/pt-pt/library/cc732181(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_Hardware_Requirements

I already got through this and find it confusing, any better step by step configuration help site that you may know of?

Another question is that I have a Drobo ISCI box which I'm using for backups, my question is can I still use it for backup and and the hyperV cluster,just trying to figure out if when the cluster setup needs a dedicated box..

I appreciate your help in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:Katrach0
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:ashwin_kumar525
ID: 38813289
Use the step-by-step guide available in this link:
http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=11164

For the shared storage, you can surely use the existing iSCSI box. Just make sure to present a dedicated LUN or Partition for the Quorum and data.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Katrach0
ID: 38815181
Great, I'm going to get this done and as soon as it in production environment I will come back here and give some input..

So "For the shared storage, you can surely use the existing iSCSI box. Just make sure to present a dedicated LUN or Partition for the Quorum and data."

Just one more thing about what you said about the ISCI box, no need to reformat it right?
I'm saving important backups here...
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Eddie-Lopez
ID: 39130437
I hate to bring the bad news, but you can't use Windows 8 Enterprise for a Failover Cluster. You'll need a server version of the OS in order to do so.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Katrach0 earned 0 total points
ID: 39204239
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Katrach0
ID: 39249728
The link accepted as an answer help me get the job done.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We were having a lot of "Heartbeat Alerts" in our SCOM environment, now "Heartbeat" in a SCOM environment for those of you who might not be familiar with SCOM is a packet of data sent from the agent to the management server on a regular basis, basic…
Experts-Exchange users below are the steps you can follow to upgrade your Lync server to latest CU's or cumulative updates. Note: Perform it during non-production hours.   Step 1: Backup your lync and SQL server database. Follow below article: h…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now