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Win 2012 R2 cluster for Host and Guest VM

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I just need some help to clarify me on how many network card/port require if I want to setup Win 2012 fail over cluster with a following design aspect. Our current server hardware comes with 4 port of network configuration which  are being use for 1 for storage connection, 1 for San Iscsi switches, 1 for LAN switches

1: Setup a failover cluster on Hyper V Host ( Win 2012 R2 )
2: Setup multiple guest VM ( win 2012 R2 )
Microsoft Virtual ServerWindows Server 2012Virtualization

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Netflo

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Shabarinath TR

What ever Netflo mentioned is the ideal configuration.

As you dont have sufficient NICs available in the server, I would even suggest you to make the design like this.

1. Management
2. VM Network
3. CSV/LM/HB etc

CSV/LM or HB are something which even can be utilized over a management interface with some additional penalty.
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How many  Nic port require for a such setup ? I have meet minimum requirement but it somehow did not meet the design aspects

1: Setup a failover cluster on Hyper V Host ( Win 2012 R2 )
2: Setup multiple guest VM ( win 2012 R2 )
2: Setup multiple guest VM ( win 2012 R2 with Failover cluster features )

One that I notice here is the guest virtual machine must use the IP traffics for LAN communication in order to access SAN storage.
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