Taking over hyper-v server and failver cluster

Troops 11 Reputation points
2023-01-24T14:23:44.8033333+00:00

Hi all,

We are taking over customer from another IT company and I would like to know is there a powershell script or best practice guide to check if hyper-v server and failover cluster is configured on the right way. To scan everything and find config miss or issues.

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A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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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 1,431 Reputation points
    2023-01-24T21:36:27.5433333+00:00

    Hey,

    I would recommend to run Cluster Validation against the cluster. Validation will go through important things needed for the cluster and gather all information into a report, which will show if there are some issues.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-r2-and-2012/jj134244(v=ws.11)

    In addition, check Failover Cluster best practices and compare them with configuration you have. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/failover-clustering/create-failover-cluster

    The following video might help as well:
    https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resource-library/managing-windows-server-failover-clustering-pick-the-best-option/

    Cheers,
    Alex Bykovskyi
    StarWind Software
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  2. Limitless Technology 43,996 Reputation points
    2023-01-25T16:55:17.84+00:00

    Hello there,

    If you have many Windows Failover Clusters operating in an Active Directory domain and would like to verify cluster log level and cluster size to ensure settings have been configured according to best practices, you can use this PowerShell script:

    $Clusters = “C:\Temp\AllClusters.CSV”

    ForEach ($ThisCluster in $Clusters)

    {

    Get-Cluster –Name $ThisCluster -Properties ClusterLogLevel, ClusterLogSize

    }

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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