Clustered Servers / HyperV Clustering

Peter Newman 66 Reputation points

I'm looking for best advice. Windows 2022 on premises
I have read numerous posts and seen various videos on how to set up Server & hyper V clustering, but am unclear on;

I will be running VM which need high availability

  1. Can you have server clustering and Hyper V clustering .. what is best practice
  2. The information all points to a shared volume, with a witness, but doesn't it make the shared volume the weak part of the system. Can you cluster the volume / replicate it .. again best practice

there would be 4 VM's, running SQL server , Web server, CRM server and Domain controller

Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
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  1. Alex Bykovskyi 1,821 Reputation points


    It is recommended to have only Hyper-V role running on the server.

    In case of Hyper-V Failover Cluster, you can virtualize your services (e.g. SQL Server, Web Server) and run than on top of shared storage. Domain controller can run on top of the VM, however, I would recommend you to run it outside of the cluster. You can deploy a DC VM on each node on local storage.
    As for shared storage, there are technologies like S2D or Starwinds VSAN, which make shared storage redundant and able to tolerate failures.


    Alex Bykovskyi

    StarWind Software

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