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Unread 14-10-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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In case primary Win 2012 server fails - How to Make Windows 2012 R2 Server a secondary?

Okay, I have a server running windows 2012 with Hyper V running 4 vm's. This is the primary but if it fails I want a secondary server running windows 2012 R2 to take over. This take over can be made manually because I read somewhere that the hard drives would have to be redone to setup the automated function.
How can I set this up with the existing Hyper V info and not have to start over.?
Is clustering an option??
How can I do this with the least amount of hassle??
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This is the primary but if it fails I want a secondary server running windows 2012 R2 to take over
Can you please clarify? So if the 2012 server fails, you want the 2012 R2 to do what?
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Re: In case primary Win 2012 server fails - How to Make Windows 2012 R2 Server a secondary?

If the current one goes down we want to be able to bring the secondary up and use it as the primary until the other one is fixed. But we don't want to redo anything on the current one. Just make the secondary do exactly the same functions as the primary if it would go down.
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We use a Hyper-V Failover Cluster but it was setup from the get go. I'm not sure how feasible it is to do it now that your VMs are already up and running.

Anyway, have a look at these links:

How to make an existing Hyper-V Virtual Machine Highly Available | Thomas Maurer

https://blog.credera.com/technology-...lover-cluster/

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