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Recovers all types of corrupted RAID arrays

What is Hyper-V clusters?

Here you will find out:

  • what Hyper-V is
  • how to set up Failover Cluster Manager
  • when DiskInternals can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

About Hyper-V

Companies that use virtualization of their environment to achieve their goals are primarily concerned about the availability of data and services at any time. Therefore, due care must be taken to avoid a single point of failure in the system. This means the addition of additional hardware or software components that can render the entire system unusable in the event of a potential failure.

Hyper-V provides high availability with Windows Server Failover Cluster Manager. The result is a virtual infrastructure that is resilient to server failures. Typically, a Hyper-V cluster setup consists of a minimum of 2 servers that share the same cluster network and clustered storage resources. If any server failure occurs, the cluster resources failover to the next available server. The end user usually does not notice this, since the services running on the server work without interruption.

Everything happens in an automated process controlled by the operating system.

How to set up Failover Cluster Manager

Each of the servers needs a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster Manager. In this example, this will be done on The-Solving-N1 and The-Solving-N2.

The Windows Server 2012 R2 server must be provisioned with the Failover Cluster Manager role, which you can add from Server Manager.

Open the Failover Cluster Manager and select the Verify Configuration option. Then go to the computer's window and enter the server names. Click on "Run All Tests'' and then click on the "Next" button. Check if your environment, network and storage support HA and then click “Test”. The process will start verification on the cluster nodes within a few minutes. As a result, you will receive a validation report, where you can check for errors and warnings that apply to your infrastructure. Then click “Next” to start the Cluster Wizard; remember to select the “Add all suitable storage to the cluster” check box.

Then, when prompted, enter the cluster name and cluster IP address, after which the automatic cluster creation will begin. You need to wait a little; this process takes time.

You can now view the cluster you created in the Failover Cluster Manager and make sure:

  • that both cluster nodes are available
  • that clustered storage is available

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