How to deploy a Hyper-V 2016 Cluster with two virtualization hosts step by step Windows Server 2016

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Here's a step by step on how to deploy a Hyper-V Cluster on Windows Server 2016.
Before you start make sure you have already installed all the required features/roles and configurations on the Hyper-V nodes.

Failover Clustering Prerequisites

  • Two Virtualization Hosts same CPU and RAM is recommended and Windows Server 2016 Installed.
  • Hyper-V Role including Failover Cluster and MPIO ( iSCSI if necessary)
  • At minimum 2 NICs per host (One for CSV/Heartbeat and Management/Guest VM's, make sure servers can communicate to each other).
  • Storage attached to both servers, in my case I will have 2 Fiber ports per server A/B with MPIO enabled so the server only sees one connection,


Cluster Name:
HOST01 Management/Guest VMs Cluster Shared Volume/Heartbeat
HOST02 Management/Guest VMs Cluster Shared Volume/Heartbeat

Hardware specs


Deploying the Cluster

On the BYB page, Next.
On the Select Servers page, enter servers you will like to add to your cluster and then Next.
On the Validation Warning page, Yes to run configuration validation tests then continue on the validation wizard.
On the Testing Options page, Run All tests (recommended) and then review the results. If you have any warning or critical issues please make sure you correct them before you proceed with the cluster creation.
On the Validation Summary page, view report if necessary and then Finish.
On the Access Point for Administering the Cluster page, enter Cluster name and IP then Next.
On the Confirmation page, review then Next.
On the Summary page, review cluster creation results then close and Open the Failover Cluster Management Console.

Configure Storage/Cluster Shared Volumes

Tasks before adding the disks:
Make sure the disks are online and initialized.

Configure Cluster Quorum/Witness Disk

On the Failover Cluster Console, right click on the Cluster name, More Actions then Configure Cluster Quorum
On the Quorum Configuration Select the quorum witness then Next.
On the Select Quorum Witness Select Disk Witness then Next. (If you would like to select a different one you are always more than welcome)
Select the volume you want to assign as the witness, Confirm then Next to complete the Quorum configuration.

Confirm the cluster Quorum disk it's available.

Post-configuration tasks:

  • Add or create a VM/Role.
  • Perform a Live Migration to test HA.
  • Add more storage volumes if necessary.
  • Remove and Add VM's to the cluster to test functionality.

That's it you have now created a Hyper-V 2016 Cluster.

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