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Failover Clustering - Production Server + New Server

Last Modified: 2015-07-03
Scenario:  I have a newly deployed Server 2012 R2 Standard Server running Hyper-V.  The VM is a 2012 R2 Standard Primary Domain Controller and File Server.  I will be adding a second Hyper-V Host Server with an identical configuration and will be a backup Server.

My Question:  Seeing as the first Server is already in production, is it possible to configure a Failover Cluster?   Would I be better off configuring it as a Backup Domain Controller?  I would be much happier with a Failover Cluster.

I've never configured a Cluster and will be winging it.  I plan to have a backup of both of the Hyper-V Host Servers prior to getting started.  Any advise is welcome.  A rundown of the process would be appreciated, as well.  

Thanks in advance!

- Josh
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