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Hyper V Cluster Domain Controller

Posted on 2014-04-30
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Im setting up a 2 node network hyper V cluster. The cluster will host a Domain Controller  ,Fileserver and application virutal servers.


I know I have to join the two physical servers to a domian controller in order to form the cluster but my question is should that DC be a seperate DC from the DC running on the virutal servers ?
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What Windows Server version are you going to use for the Hyper-V cluster?
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All servers in the cluster must be in the same Active Directory domain. As a best practice, all clustered servers should have the same domain role (either member server or domain controller). The recommended role is member server. If the clustered servers are member servers, you need an additional server that acts as the domain controller in the domain that contains your cluster.

It should be a separate domain.
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by:pcstech-mwarren
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so should one of the host servers be a DC inself ? or should i create a virtual DC Server on one ofthe hosts that both host servers should join?

Also should my file ,app and dc virtual servers be on a seperate domain to the host servers domain ?
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That is correct! The Cluster Hosts should be member servers. So install a domain controller, add the hyper-v hosts as members.

Then on the cluster, install whatever server you like in a different domain.
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thanks for the prompt reply
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