O'Reilly logo

Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Implementing failover clusters

Having prepared our Hyper-V hosts, we will now create a Failover Cluster using PowerShell. I'm assuming that your hosts are installed, the storage and network connections are prepared, and the Hyper-V role is already active utilizing up-to-date drivers and firmware on your hardware:

  1. First, we need to ensure that the server name, date, and time of our hosts are correct. Time and time zone configurations should occur via Group Policy.
  2. For automatic network configuration later on, it's important to rename the network connections from the defaults to their designated roles using PowerShell, as shown in the following commands:
    Rename-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet" -NewName "Host"
    Rename-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet 2" -NewName ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required