Part 5 – So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster

I spent some time in one of our Microsoft Technology Centers and was able to setup a Hyper-V cluster on some pretty impressive hardware.  I had access to a Domain Controller and three servers that were running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.  They are as follows:

3 Dell R900’s

Quad CPU (each CPU is a quad core)

two of them had 64 GB of RAM, the third one had 128 GB of RAM.  Is that Cool or What??

Access to 1 TB of disk space on an Equalogic SAN carved up into 5 separate LUNs

I spent the whole day with one of our partners doing a deep dive into Hyper-V, clusters and High Availability.  Don’t worry, I recorded a few sessions while I had access to the hardware and I’ll show you a few of the cooler moments.  This session talks about setting up a Hyper-V Cluster, I’ll cover some of the other topics in my next few posts…


Here’s the Hyper-V Step-by-Step guide that will walk you through setting up your Hyper-V cluster:

Here is the checklist on Setting up a Hyper-V Cluster:

My next Hyper-V session will cover placing a Virtual Machine into the cluster.

This session is one part of a whole series of screen casts around Hyper-V, you can go this link to access the whole series.

So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary

Until next time!


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