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I keep hearing and reading that Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can be clustered, but I can't find out how to set this up.

I can find how to cluster Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. I understand how to do this, bBut "How do you set up Hyper-V SERVER 2008 R2 in a cluster"?


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Here's Microsoft's "Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering" document, hopefully it'll answer your question.

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It's worth noting that clustering isn't for the faint of heart, it's expensive and complicated. Here's another (more brief) MS walk-through on Hyper-V Failover Clustering: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732181(WS.10).aspx –  Chris S May 18 '10 at 23:23

That's for 2008 Server, I believe - here's an updated 2008 R2 Cluster guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755009.aspx

Another post with another link - make sure you read this, along with all linked docs: http://blogs.msdn.com/clustering/archive/2009/02/19/9433146.aspx

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The processes is essentially the same in both 2008 and R2. There's just more benefits with R2. –  Chris S May 18 '10 at 23:24
Are you sure? I don't recall the Cluster evaluator in 2008... –  szlevi May 19 '10 at 14:09

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