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Microsoft Hyper-V Cluster Design by Eric Siron

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Creating a highly available virtual machine

There are actually two steps to building a highly available virtual machine from scratch. The first is to create the virtual machine. The second is creating a cluster resource that enables the cluster service to control the virtual machine. Both the GUI and PowerShell can be used for this purpose.

Using Failover Cluster Manager to create a highly available virtual machine

Right-click on the Roles node, navigate to Virtual Machines, and click on New Virtual Machine. This will present a dialog asking you which node you'd like to deploy the new guest on. Highlight one and click on OK. This will start the virtual machine creation wizard.

  1. The first screen is informational; read its contents and click on Next ...

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