I have a 2 node 2012 R2 Hyper-V setup that i am trying to configure Hyper-V HA. The network setup for both nodes are as follows:

Total: (8 x Ports):

4 x Adapters - (Teamed:Production/VM external access) @ 3 x 1Gbps and 1 x 10Gbps

Teaming Mode: Switch Independent
Load balancing mode: Dynamic
Stanby adapter: None (All adapters active)
Network: 192.168.100.x

2 x Adapters - iSCSI (MPIO) @ 10Gbps
Network: 192.168.115.x

1 x Adapters - Cluster (Managment,VM Migration and replication) @ 10Gbps
Network: 192.168.100.x

1 x Adapters - Phone Network @ 1Gbps
Network: 192.168.104.x

The problem is that the failover and cluster manager (FCM) is selecting the Production network for one node and the cluster for the other. I want the cluster network to be dedicated for managing the hyper-v, migrations and replication.

I have configured the adapter order on the nodes as follows:

vEthernet (vSwitch_Production)
NIC1 - Production
NIC2 - Production
NIC3 - Production
NIC4 - Production
NIC5 - Cluster
NIC8 - Phone

Can anyone please comment as to if this network setup will work with Hyper-V HA and, how I can ensure the correct adapters are selected by FCM?


Launch FCM, specify a required cluster and go Networks. Then select the network you want to modify settings for and click Properties. This way you can allow or forbid cluster/client communication on certain networks. You can also manually configure live migration channels over there.

More recommendations on how to isolate network traffic on Hyper-V cluster can be found here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn550728(v=ws.11).aspx

As for your projected network design, it looks reasonable to me. But still refer to this article to learn more about different approaches to networking setup on Failover Cluster with Hyper-V: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN268062/EN

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    Thanks for the reply, this issue is not isolating the traffic type its the fact that FCM is detecting the wrong adapter in the network section. – Dave Nov 23 '16 at 23:37
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    Try to segregate your production and cluster networks by using different subnets. AFAIK Failover Clustering can recognize only one IP address per subnet, so it ignores all of the rest. This is a good practise, especially if you want to have that networks dedicated to specific traffic type. – batistuta09 Nov 24 '16 at 0:45
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    I did consider breaking the IP scopes to differnt subnets however does anyone know how FCM choose which IP per subnet. This is the key point of my question, if I could get the answer to that I could be up and running. – Dave Nov 24 '16 at 2:12

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