Deploying Failover Clusters

The Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster feature is not installed on a system by default and must be installed before failover clusters can be deployed. Alternatively, for administrative workstations, the Remote Server Administration Tools features can be installed, which includes the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in, but the feature needs to be installed on all nodes that will participate in the failover cluster. Even before installing the Failover Cluster features, several steps should be taken on each node of the cluster to help deploy a reliable failover cluster. Before deploying a failover cluster, follow these steps on each node that will be a member of the failover cluster:

• Configure fault-tolerant volumes ...

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