Hyper-V 2016 Cluster – Install Failover Cluster Role in Hyper-V

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failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Failover Clustering allows multiple servers to work together to provide highly available server roles such as SQL cluster, Exchange cluster and Sharepoint cluster. A failover cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of applications and services. The clustered servers (called nodes) are connected by physical cables and by software. If one of the cluster nodes fails, another node begins to provide service (a process known as failover). Users experience a minimum of disruptions in service. Failover clustering is often used for File services, virtual machines, database and mail applications. We are focusing on the building the failover cluster for Hyper-V to ensure the high availability of the Virtual machines running on the Hyper-V hosts.

For this article, I am building 2 node Hyper-v failover cluster to provide the high availability for the virtual machine. We need to install the failover cluster role on both the nodes of the hyper-v host.

How to Install Failover Cluster Role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 

Click Start, and then click Server Manager.  Since my Hyper-V servers are Server core installation. I am going to install cluster role from the remote server.  Click on Add other servers to manage

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Specify the Server names to manage the servers remotely.

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Once the servers are added, Right-click the Server and click on Add Roles and Features

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Click on Role-based or feature-based installation and Click on Next.

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Select the checkbox “Failover Clustering” and click on Install.

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

Once the Failover cluster role is installed on the First node. You need to repeat the same installation steps on the others nodes which needs to be part of the hyper-v cluster.

failover Cluster role in Microsoft Hyper-V 2016

That’s it. We are done with the installation of the MSCS cluster role on the Microsoft Hyper-v server 2016. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading. Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.

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