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This is Part 2 of installing SCVMM 2012 SP1 on virtual cluster and on Hyper-v Cluster hosts.

Part 1 can be found from here

Let’s review what we have installed.

We have installed File server which provides Quorum disks. We have created AD components and two VMM virtual servers.

We have installed Failover features on VMM servers and all other prerequisites.

Let’s start the Part 2 with Create a Cluster on VMM servers.

Start Failover manager and Validate a cluster first (if you don’t do this step, the creation wizard will also do it)

 

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Now, with any clusters, a heartbeat network is required. Since our VMMs will sit on same Hyper-v Host, so what I need is to build a new Virtual Switch called Heartbeat.

Notice:

If you want to join these two Hyper-v hosts in the future, you must have EXACTLY same virtual network settings on both Hyper-v hosts. Therefore, a internal switch or private switch is NO NO for cluster. You have to build External switches with same name on both Hyper-v Hosts.

 

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Once this is done, add a new virtual Nic on VMM and connect to heartbeat switch.

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Configure Heartbeat IP on both VMMs

 

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You also make sure you have create DNS A records for this cluster and also VMM app cluster.

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With Windows 2012 Cluster, we can actually use share folder as quorum.

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Install VMM 2012 SP1

Well, most jobs are done. Here is the final installation.

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System automatically detects you are on cluster. so click Yes.

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Yes, it’s installed on C drive.

 

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Oops, I didn’t setup enough start up memory on this VMM vm.

I went back and made adjustment.

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Be aware to make sure svc_vmmadmin has rights to create DB on your SQL database server.

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Make sure VMMCLU01 exists in your DNS server.

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The location of AD can be found via ADSI EDIT. Just found the OU like this

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DOn’t do that now, you are on cluster.

 

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Now, do the same thing on the other VMM VM. Most critical settings are already setup.

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Once the wizard go through, you installed VMM on cluster successfully.

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This is the end of this post. There will be other posts soon talking about how to configure VMM 2012 SP1.

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One Comment

  1. Hi Geeksilver,

    I have found that you are using the same fail over cluster name in the VMM cluster configuration page. As per Microsoft do not enter the name of the failover cluster or the name of the computer on which the highly available VMM management server is installed.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg610678.aspx

    Please correct me if I am wrong.


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