Implementing high availability (Hyper-V)

To implement high availability for Lenovo XClarity Administrator in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment, use the high-availability function that is provided for the Hyper-V environment.

The following illustration provides a high-level overview of one way to implement high availability for XClarity Administrator in an Hyper-V environment.
Illustrates how high availability can be achieved in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment

In this example, the XClarity Administrator image is installed on the shared storage and accessed by the cluster.

Complete the following steps to set up a high-availability environment:
  1. Set up the domain controller:
    1. Perform the initial DHCP setup.
    2. Set up DNS.
    3. Set up Active Directory - Domain Services (AD-DS).
    4. Complete the DHCP setup.
  2. Set up the first host:
    1. Install Microsoft Windows 2012 r2.
    2. Join the AD-DS domain.
    3. Add the following features:
      • Hyper-V
      • Failover clustering
  3. Set up the second host:
    1. Install Microsoft Windows 2012 r2.
    2. Join the AD-DS domain.
    3. Add the following features:
      • Hyper-V
      • Failover clustering
  4. Configure the shared storage (such as iSCSI) on the domain controller and both hosts.
  5. Configure failover clustering.
  6. Add the XClarity Administrator image.