Thursday, August 23, 2012

Building Microsoft failover clustered HyperV LAB at home

Configuring and Testing High Availability of VM: Part 8
Powershell Rocks - Creating virtual Nic cards for testing (Standalone HyperV)
Error resolved: Hyperv cannot be installed: A Hyperviser is already running.
Build your own Microsoft failover clustered HyperV LAB at home.  it is very easy and simple. What you need is good computer and some softwares. I used below laptop and softwares.

Dell N5010 Laptop (Hardware configuration)
  • Quad core processor (intel VT support)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 300 GB HDD 
Softwares
  • VMware workstation 8 trial/Evalution (source: VMware.com)
  • Windows 2008 R2 ISO trial/Evalution (source: Microsoft.com)
  • Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 (source: Microsoft.com) It is free http://blogs.technet.com/b/storageserver/archive/2011/04/27/iscsi-software-target-3-3-is-now-a-free-download.aspx
for HyperV pre-installation setting check my blog Get Hyperv working on vmware workstation

Powershell Rocks - Creating virtual Nic cards for testing (Standalone HyperV)

Below is my infrastructure in the Lab




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