Implementing a Virtual Machine Failover Cluster with Windows Storage Server 2008

In this implementation I will use two windows server 2008 R2 Enterprise virtual machine nodes running on Hyper-V environment, connected to windows storage server 2008.Each VM has one NIC, it’s recommended to add an additional virtual network adapter dedicated to the iSCSI traffic, but I will use just one NIC in each VM to hold all traffic because my implementation will be in a test environment.

o Configure the iSCSI Shared Disk:

To configure the iSCSI storage system using windows storage server, iSCSI initiator and iSCSI target are the two components need to be configured to prepare the shared storage. iSCSI initiator is a software component that enables connection of a windows machine to an external iSCSI storage over TCP/IP. It is required to be configured in each virtual machine to access the iSCSI target which will be installed on windows storage server.

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Firstly we have to join all the three machines to the domain, my domain name is sartawi.net.

 

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Mouse not captured in remote desktop session in hyper-v environment

It is an annoying thing if you want to remotely access your virtual machine which is located in a windows server 2008 Hyper-v platform, and you get surprised when you see the following error message which telling  that the mouse is not captured even though the integration services already have been installed.

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