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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Creating Hyper-V clusters with VMM

This recipe will guide you to create a Hyper-V cluster using VMM. By using the steps provided here, you will be able to select the Hyper-V servers and join them to a cluster, configuring networking and storage resources in the process.

Prerequisites for cluster creation using VMM 2012

Make sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • You need at least two standalone Hyper-V servers and they need to be under VMM management already (see the Adding and managing Hyper-V hosts and host clusters in VMM recipe in Chapter 4, Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM).
  • The hosts should meet the requirements for Failover Clustering and should be running one of the following operating systems:
    1. For VMM 2012: Windows Server 2008 R2 ...

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