In this blog post, I walk you through the steps to quickly setup windows server 2012 cluster on virtual machines in test lab.
To start with, we need 3 windows server 2012 virtual machines. Out of 3, one will be used as an iSCSI target (details on iSCSI target) and other two will be part of the two node windows cluster.
Step 1: Configure iSCSI target
Install the iSCSI Target Server feature
Start iSCSI Initiator on the two Cluster nodes
Configure iSCSI Target Server
This disk will be used as a shared disk on the two cluster nodes.
Configure iSCSI initiator on both nodes
Configure the Disks on the iSCSI initiators i.e. Cluster Nodes
Installing Windows Cluster
Now cluster is ready to use, have fun!
Thank you. This is a great information to create a test environment. Really useful!
Good to hear that this post helped you.
Good informative blog. Can you please tell me where I can find the software for building VM's in my laptop(Windows Vista).
you can try this www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx
Thanks for great information. Can you please tell is it compulsory to have window 2012 server on iscsi target or we can use another server ...............
This is a fantastic document. I installed the cluster but the only error is DNS failed. I use domain controller as iSCSI target, is this a problem?
Thank you for this informational post.. helped me a lot and saved me a lot of time ..
Can explain what typr of virtual network you used (External, Internal, or private) for communications between the three machines
It is good but how to make two nodes on win server 2012 for clustering If you provide I will be gratful for it
exactly what i was looking for... the order of the steps does matter
Is this failover clustering only or can this be used as an application shared disk?
This is a great document to teach Clustering effortlessly. I wached Youtube videos for this particular technology and could not find them extremely useful as this step by step. Thank you for the great job.
Is this iscsi suitable to use in production environment? eg. I put bunch of raid disks on a server, configure iscsi and run sql on another server connecting to it.
Thank you Very good BLOG