Bare-Metal Provisioning Hyper-V Cluster in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

In System Center 2012 R2 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a single Hyper-V host or of a Scale Out File Server cluster. Now in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM you can do a bare-metal provisioning of a Hyper-V cluster too.

In the Fabric section click on Create in the ribbon bar and select Hyper-V Cluster. Define the cluster name and the host group in which the cluster should be placed after the deployment.

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Choose Physical computers to be provisioned and set all the required profiles, Run As accounts and other settings. In my example I will skip the cluster validation test. Do not do that in a production deployment otherwise you cluster will be not supported by Microsoft or you take the cluster validation test afterwards.

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You can set the Discovery Scope only for one IP address, one IP subnet or for an IP range. Nothing has changed here in comparison to the single Hyper-V host bare-metal provisioning.

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Wait for the deep discovery and define a computer name.

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Before you continue check the network adapter settings . I recommend to use static IP addresses for the cluster nodes in general.

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Define a static IP address manually for the cluster or let VMM do that for you.

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Start the deployment and just wait for your new Hyper-V cluster.

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