You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the Cluster Networks and a File Share Witness. Here are links to the other articles in the series.
- Part 1 – Building the environment. Hyper-v VMs, Active Directory, DNS, and Routing and Remote Access Services
- Part 2 – Windows Failover Clustering. Cluster validation, networks, and quorum
- Part 3 – Availability Group. Dedicated network and AD permissions
- Part 4 – Failover Cluster Instance. Creating shared storage using iSCSI and adding the storage to the cluster.
Here is the list of IP addresses from Part 1 that you will need to configure the cluster.
Data Center 1 IP
Data Center 2 IP
As a refresher, here is the diagram of the lab you are building.
Build Windows Server Failover Cluster Video