Saturday, September 8, 2012

Building a LAB on Windows Server 2012 - Part 5

Installing cluster services in windows server 2012

Introduction
Till now, I hope you did follow the rest of the configuration and you will see that , it is extremely easy to build a lab in a single PC.On this session, we will need to prepare the rest of the configuration. This round we will need to install failover clustering features in windows server 2012.

Configuration
We can install both of the features either by using server manager or powershell. In the first half of the screen , I will show you how to install the clustering features. You will need to install this to the server with the hostname FS1 and FS2.


Install by using Server manager is easy. First you need to launch the server manager and follow the procedure. Once you have reach the following screen, please do follow the procedure. You need to install this to both server.
Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using server manager

Click on add features to proceed
Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using server manager

There is no requirement to reboot the server for the configuration to reflect. Click the install button to proceed the installation.
Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using server manager

Install clustering feature by using powershell it seem to be a bit complicated. you need to make sure the component have installed properly. The first step is to type install-windowsfeatures -file-services, fs-fileserver, failover-clustering and wait for the installation to start.

Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using powershell

2nd step is to install the other related component. You need to type install-windowsfeatures rsat-clustering -includeallsubfeature
Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using powershell

The last step is to install the following, you need to type install-windowsfeatures rsat-file-services -includeallsubfeature
Installing cluster services in windows server 2012 using powershell






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