Optimizing My Server 2012 Environment

Optimizing My Server 2012 Environment:
I have a rack with 2 physical servers setup as Hyper-V Hosts and a third case that runs my Windows 10 Desktop. I'm about to add a Mac Daddy Intel server.
Anyway, for now, All are connected with NIC Teaming using 1GB NICs in all and all are part of a domain.
Host-1 has DC-1 , IIS website, ColdFusion, SQL and Owncloud (Most important for this thread).
Host-2  has DC-2 Plex Media server, media center and Security Cameras
All 3 have 3TB RAID 10.
The new (real) server will probably take over Owncloud and Plex with dual 10 Gbe and real RAID.
I would like to play around with clustering and would like some step by step help with the process.
And input on the overall optimization. Thanks!

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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
We have lots of posts on building clusters.

MPECS Inc. Blog: Clusters
MPECS Inc. Blog: Cluster Starter Labs: Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Scale-Out File Server
MPECS Inc. Blog: Intel Server Systems

And finally, I have an EE article: Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices

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A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Phillip. My lovely wife is thinking of getting me that board for Christmas. Can you do me the favor of assisting her with the decision?
Looking for the built-in raid, Lots of LAN ports, forward compatible processor, memory slots. (maybe even DDR4? but probably not practical.)
My lovely wife, Missy:

can you have a look here
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
I'll leave this post open and give her the login if thats ok
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Sure. TechNet has a pretty good set of resources. José Baretto's blog is fantastic for step-by-steps.
A_AmericanELectricAuthor Commented:
Thanks again Phillip!
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