Hyper-V failover vs cluster failover

I plan to setting up cluster on virtual machine, I'm consider on this two solution for a DR solution, I know that failover via cluster provide near to zero data loss and its automatic failover, how about failover in hyperV ( virtual machine ) ? does it provide same method of failover with windows cluster ?
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kevinhsiehConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I am unclear about what you are asking. I think that you might be asking about the differences between clustering the Hyper-V hosts and clustering Hyper-V guests. The two types of clustering do different things, and they can be used it together.

A Hyper-V cluster protects against failure of the Hyper-V host. It does not protect against storage failure or corruption or data loss inside the guest VM. You still need to backup your guests. Hyper-V clustering requires shared storage such as iSCSI or FC SAN, shared SAS, or SMB3 (Windows 2012 or higher).

You can cluster guests such that you have two or more guests clustered together. Typical examples are clustered file, SQL, Exchange, or web servers. Clustering at the guest level is basically the same as clustering physical machines. Your cluster members can be on the same or different hosts. If your cluster members are all on the same host, that host is obviously a single point of failure. Any shared storage is a single point of failure. You should be able to cluster a VM with a physical server if you really want to.

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motioneyeAuthor Commented:
Thank kevinhsieh, you got me right ...
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