W2K8 R2 Clustering 2 – Running The Cluster Validation Tool

W2K8 R2 Clustering 2 – Running The Cluster Validation Tool

The next step in creating a Failover Cluster is to run the Cluster Validation Tool on the first node.  To run the Cluster Validation Tool perform the following steps :-

  • In Server Manager expand Features
  • Click on Failover Cluster Manager
  • Under Management click on Validate a Configuration
  • At the Before You Begin screen click on Next to continue
  • At the Select Servers or a Cluster screen either enter the names of the cluster nodes or browse AD and select them in turn
  • At the Testing Options screen select Run all tests and then click onNext to continue
  • At the Confirmation screen confirm the tests to run and then click onNext to continue
  • The tests will now run on the nodes
  • At the Summary screen confirm that it says that the configuration appears to be suitable for clustering