Windows Server 2016 – Failover Cluster and Network

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To display the current states of the networks you can use get-clusternetwork cmdlet in PowerShell Or you can open Failover Cluster Manager and select Networks at the left panel Select a network and then at the right panel click Properties. Here you can choose if the network will be used for cluster, client communication or no communication at all. With get-clusterNetwork, you can also configure the above setting. (get-clusteNetwork “Cluster Network 1”).name = “CNET 1” # change the name (get-clusteNetwork “Cluster Network 2”).role = 0 # change the role propertie…

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Windows Server 2016 – Modify cluster’s quorum

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Open Failover Cluster Manager, select your cluster, and at the right panel click More Actions Click Configure Cluster Quorum Settings. Click Next. Read the 3 available options, select the one you want and click Next. I chose the first one because it will enable a wizard to configure the quorum This is the next screen. Click Next and then Finish.   If you have chosen the second option You have to choose and configure a disk witness. You have 3 available options.   If you have chosen the 3rd option:…

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Windows Server 2016 – Create a cluster

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Before you create a cluster you have to read this post. All the nodes also must have installed the Failover Clustering Feature. If you want to install the feature read this post. Open Failover Cluster Manager. At the Actions Panel click Create Cluster. Click Next. Enter every node’s name or click Browse to find them. Next, choose if you want to run configuration validation tests before creating the cluster. I chose the 2nd option. Click Next. Specify the Cluster’s name. Click Next two times. And cluster is configured. Click Finish to continue.…

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Windows Server 2016 – Prepare for a Cluster

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Before you create a cluster (multi-domain or workgroup) you must add an account to the Administrators group and add DNS suffixes. First, all the nodes need to have a user with the same name and same password. Then those users must be in the local Administrators group new-itemproperty -path hklm:\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system -name localaccounttokenfilterpolicy -value 1 If the server are in the same Active Directory there will be no problem. But without Active Directory you need to specify a primary DNS suffix. Open System Properties, select Computer Name tab, click change, then…

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