Deploying Roles on Failover Clusters

After the desired cluster configuration is achieved, the cluster is ready for the creation of role groups. Windows Server 2012 provides several out-of-the-box cluster resources that can be used to deploy Windows roles using failover clusters, as shown in Figure 29.9.


Figure 29.9. Windows Server 2012 built-in cluster roles resources.

Before a particular built-in service or application can be deployed in the cluster, the role, role service, or feature associated with it needs to be installed on each node prior to running the High Availability Wizard. For example, before the File Server role can be deployed on ...

Get Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.