Configure and Manage Failover Clustering in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Applies To: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

You can configure and manage failover clustering and live migration. You can mix Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 nodes with nodes running Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 R2. That is, a cluster can contain nodes of both kinds. Configure virtual networks as follows.

To configure and manage failover clustering

  1. In the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig.cmd), use option 11 to enable failover clustering.

  2. On the remote computer that you will be managing a failover cluster from, download and install Remote Server Administration Tools (

  3. After the computer restarts, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Failover Cluster Manager. You can then use the manager to create and manage failover clusters.