W2K8 R2 Clustering 3 – Creating A Cluster

W2K8 R2 Clustering 3 – Creating A Cluster

The last step in creating a Failover Cluster on Windows 2008 R2 is to run the Create A Cluster wizard.  To run the Create A Cluster wizard perform the following steps :-

  • In Server Manager expand Features
  • Click on Failover Cluster Manager
  • Under Management click on Create a Cluster
  • 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
  • When prompted enter in the Name you want to give the cluster
  • Click on the Address section and allocate the IP Address you want to use for the cluster
  • Click on Next to continue
  • At the Confirmation screen confirm the settings you have configured and then click on Next to continue
  • The cluster will now be created
  • At the Summary screen click on Finish