Here are the steps to configure Cluster on Windows 2008 / 2008 R2 Core.
 
Complete "Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Server Core" OS Installation and follow the steps for the cluster configuration.
 
Rename Computer Name :-
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:MYCOMP
 
Check Network Interface :-
netsh interface show interface
 
Rename Network Card :-
netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection" newname=Public
 
Giving Static IP to Network Interface :-
netsh interface ipv4 set address name=" Public " source=static address=192.168.1.51 mask=255.255.255.0 gateway=192.168.1.1
 
Configure DNS :-
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver name="Public" address=192.168.1.10 index=1
Eg : Where as 192.168.1.10 is ip of your DNS server 


Adding Server to Domain :-
netdom join MYCOMP /domain:MYDOM /userd:Administrator /passwordD:*
 
Restart the server to make the changes take effect :-
shutdown /r /t 0
 
To add a user to the local Administrators group :-
net localgroup administrators /add MYDOM\user
 
 
Installing iSCSI and adding Target :-
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sc \\Server_name config msiSCSI start= auto
 
net start msiSCSI
 
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off      (allow communication between DC and iSCSI)
 
iscsicli      (gives you iSCSI IQN of the server to add @ the SAN (Target site))
 
iscsicli QAddTargetPortal 10.0.0.100       (10.0.0.100 is ip of your target SAN)
 
iscsicli QAddTarget iqn.1994-04.jp.co.hitachi:rsd.d7h.t.11750.0a006 10.0.0.100
 
iscsicli ListTargets      (Gives you the list of Target added onto Server)
 
iscsicli qlogintarget iqn.1994-04.jp.co.hitachi:rsd.d7h.t.11750sc .0a006  (This is tested on Hitachi San, Please add as per your SAN vendor)
 
iscsicli PersistentLoginTarget iqn.1994-04.jp.co.hitachi:rsd.d7h.t.11750.0a006 T * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 0    (Don't miss the 15 *)
 
iscsicli ListPersistentTargets
 
iscsicli ReportTargetMappings
 
Use Diskpart to create Volume and format the disk for the Cluster :-
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Diskpart
List disk
Select disk < disk # >
Online disk
Attrib disk clear readonly
Create partition primary
Assign letter=< drive_letter >
Format fs= <file system type > Label=<drive label> quick  
 
Start Cluster Installation :-
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Install Failover Cluster:   start /w ocsetup FailoverCluster-Core
sc \\Nodename qc clussvc
sc \\Nodename query clussvc
 
cluster MYCLUS /create /ipaddr:10.0.0.10/24 (Where 23 is length of the subnet mask)
 
Check Cluster Resource :-
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sc \\nodename query clussvc
cluster . res
 
Installing Hyper-V on Server core :-
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start /w ocsetup Microsoft-Hyper-V

 

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