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System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager Cookbook - Third Edition by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso, Roman Levchenko

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How to do it...

Let's start by setting the file server cluster. Carry out the following steps in order to deploy the HA VMM library.

For this recipe, I am using two dedicated physical servers for the file server cluster. However, you can set up a Hyper-V guest cluster as well.

First, we will have a look at how to install, validate, and configure the failover clustering feature by using PowerShell:

  1. Log in on the first cluster node.
  2. Open the Windows PowerShell command prompt with administrator rights and type the following command:
    Install-WindowsFeature File-Services,Failover-Clustering -        IncludeManagementTools
  1. Validate and create the cluster by using PowerShell:
    Test-Cluster -Node w2k16lib01, w2k16lib02
    New-Cluster -Name vmmLibHA -Node ...

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