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How to configure prevered cluster node in failover cluster manager
How to configure prevered cluster node in failover cluster manager
By Flo | 11. August 2014 | All, Clustering, english, General, Hyper-V, Windows Server,
Windows Server 2012

If you use the failover cluster manager in Windows Server 2012 R2 you have the option to set a prefered cluster node to hold your cluster roles like virtual machines.

Why should you use this option? Easy answer, there are scenarios where you want to prevent cluster roles to run on the same node. In my case I want to prevent to run guest cluster nodes and virtual domain controllers on the same node.

So if one node failes, I have the failover virtual machine running on the other hyper-v cluster node.

You can easily configure the option in the grafical interface. To do so, you can follow my screenshots.

Open the failover cluster manager and click right on the VM or role you want to
Open the failover cluster manager and click right on the VM or role you want to change

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Open the failover cluster manager and click right on the VM or role you want to change

In the context menu select Properties
In the context menu select Properties

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In the properties – general menu you can select the prefered cluster node or nodes. After
In the properties – general menu you can select the prefered cluster node
or nodes. After selecting the node please click on Failover
Now you should configure the fallback option. I would suggest to configure fallback and a period
Now you should configure the fallback option. I would suggest to configure
fallback and a period from 1 houre before you VM or roles falls back to
prefered node. That prevents you to run into issues if a node failes again
short after he returns to the cluster. Click OK and your done.