Installing the Windows Failover Clustering Feature in Windows 2012 r2
- Installing Failover Cluster Features local
Powershell : Install-WindowsFeature –Name Failover-clustering –IncludeManagementTools
Installing Failover Cluster Features remotely
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.
Navigate to C:\Windows\Cluster\Reports directory and open the Validation Report .MHT file
Review any tests that report as Failed or Warning.
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