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Installing the Windows Failover Clustering Feature in Windows 2012 r2

Installing the Windows Failover Clustering Feature in Windows 2012 r2

  • Installing Failover Cluster Features local

 Command :


Powershell :  Install-WindowsFeature –Name Failover-clustering –IncludeManagementTools



Installing Failover Cluster Features remotely


Command :


Powershell : Install-WindowsFeature –Name Failover-clustering –IncludeManagementTools –Computername Nameofthe2ndNode



Next step would be for us to go ahead and validate this cluster to see if it meets all cluster requirements


Open failover Cluster Manager.



Right click on Failover Cluster Manager and select Create Cluster







Next on welcome wizard



Select servers which are going to be a part of this cluster as shown below :







Cluster Validation Welcome Wizard







select all tests and click Next as shown below. It’s also possible for us to run specific tests if required while running Cluster Validation.




We’ll see the confirmation box which is shown in the below screenshot, which is summary of tests.


Click the Tab Next.





Cluster validation running against the selected nodes as shown below :




Validation completed and a report is presented to us with all details regarding the Cluster Validation



Creating Cluster is pretty much same as creating in windows 2008 r2




You can also use the Failover Clustering Windows PowerShell command, Test-Cluster, to validate your cluster.


For Verification:


Navigate to C:\Windows\Cluster\Reports directory and open the Validation Report .MHT file


Review any tests that report as Failed or Warning.


For More Info :


Praveen Kumar

MCSA, MCSE | Windows Server

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