Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Part 7: Building Microsoft failover clustered HyperV LAB at home

Building Microsoft failover clustered HyperV LAB at home
Lab configuration: Part 1
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.

Creating New Virtual Machine

I am creating first Virtual Machine on hyperv01 server. Right click hyperv01, click new, then virtual Machine.

Enter the name for new virtual machine "VM" and store it on P:\VM (Shared clustered disk)

Keep defaults. Memory - 512 MB.
Select vNetwork - virtual network from dropdown box, all the VM's network traffic will pass through vNetwork (Public network -

I am giving 40 gb vhdd to VM (remember our shared Disk  P drive is only 20 gb, VM will use space on demand, let's say I have installed OS which will take 10 gb of space, if you check size of the vm.vhd you will find it only 10 GB. As you fill up the data inside vm.vhd it will grow but not beyond 20 gb. If you move vhd file to larger disk size (at least 40 GB). you can fill it upto 40 gb)

I have kept windows 2008 r2 enterprise ISO file on the C drive of hyperV01, I am going to use it to install it on to the VM.
Next screen is a summary about VM settings, click finish.
Now you can see one VM on hyperv01, right click on VM and click connect.
This is console for VM, from here we can control installation and configuration of VM.
We had mapped ISO image while creation of VM and it will boot from it once you start VM, Install windows 2008 R2 and configure below settings, all other settings will be default.

Hostname: VM
IP address:
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