How to add Virtual Machine to a Hyper-V failover cluster for high availability

Let’s see how to add a virtual machine to to a Hyper-V cluster for a high availability. So in-order to achieve this you need to make sure that the VM’s files are pointed to a cluster shared volume.  So in case if your VM is not position in a CSV you need to move that to a shared storage.

If the VM is already pointed to CSV you can follow below steps to configure a virtual machine for High availability.

1) Open Failover Cluster Manager.

2) Click on Roles then select Configure Role option.

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3) This will launch the High Availability Wizard. Now select the Virtual Machine role and click on Next button.

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4) On the next window it will display the Virtual Machines that can be configured for high availability. That’s it you have now configured high availability for a preferred Virtual Machine.

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PS: Some of the data has intentionally blurred on the image.

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