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How to setup MS Clustering for HyperV VMs

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This is a planning on using 2 MS Windows server 2010, set them up as hyperV hosts with a shared storage. Setup few VMs and distribute them among these 2 hosts. If a host experience physical breakdown, all the VMs hosted would be failover to the working host. I know that this has to make use of the MS Clustering. Btw, how to setup? Please show step-by-step.

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This is pretty easy. Run the add roles wizard on each server and add the failover cluster feature. Then run the cluster validation tool and fix any issues. This will eventually result in a successful cluster. The defaults should be fine for witness, etc. Theb rerun the add role wizard add the hyper-v role.

Next, in server manager you can create a CSV on your shared storage. It'll be available on both servers so you only need to create it on one. This is where you'll store your VMs and VHDs.

Finally, open the failover cluster manager tool and use it to create your VMs. The wizard to create VMs will let you select which node the VM starts on and will let you live migrate VMs as desired as well.
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Hi Cliff,

Do you have a detailed documentation. For example, how to create CSV in a very detailed steps?
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I don't provide step-by-step as a matter of principle. Many experts have spent a lot of money on classes and books, and many authors and teachers make their living on such. If you need that level of assistance, it is no longer assistance, but actually doing it for you and I'd be taking away somebody's livelihood (my own included.)

Bing is your friend. So is hiring a paid consultant. If you have specific questions, I'm happy to help. I just draw the like at full detailed step-by-step instructions without a publisher, contract, and royalties.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Since experts can't be any help, removing question is the way to go...
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The question asked was answered.
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