Windows Server 2012 Cluster

Hi Experts,

I am creating a two nodes cluster with two Windows server 2012 R2 servers.

My plan is to create a SQl cluster after I finished creating this Windows Cluster.

Any suggestions on how to accomplish this goal?

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Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:
Hi,

Find the below links for creating SQL Failover Cluster.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179530.aspx
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179410(v=sql.105).aspx

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Manikandan
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Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
I like this walkthrough as it's a bit more colorful and walks you through the actual setup screens, though there's not as much explanation on individual tabs and options, just a basic walkthrough:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2013/02/15/sql-2012-failover-cluster-build-step-by-step-part-1-installing-sql-2012.aspx
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
What kind of suggestions do you need apart from the step by step installation?
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TeavanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for your responses, I appreciate it.  I am having an issue with creating the actual Windows cluster part of this project.

Do I need to configure a separate server (server #3) to create an ISCSI target with the clustered drive or can I use one of the two nodes ?

Thanks
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Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:
Hi,

You can create ISCSI target on those 2 nodes itself. However i would recommend to create it on the Server 3. Refer the below link for the same. Since it's going to be added on the Cluster and you're planning for the SQL Server Failover cluster. I would recommend to have this ISCSI on Server 3

http://blogs.technet.com/b/babulalghule/archive/2013/02/16/how-to-configure-two-node-windows-server-2012-cluster-on-virtual-machines-for-testing.aspx

Thanks
Manikandan
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TeavanaAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay. I will close this out shortly
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TeavanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I appreciate your help.
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