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Pop Quiz: High Availability (Exam 70-652)

What to do to make sure you have high VM availability.

Question: Which of the following must be completed prior to providing high availability of virtual machines (VMs)? (choose all that apply)

a. Virtual Server
b. Install Failover Clustering
c. Install Hyper-V
d. Install Virtual PC

 

Answer
A, B, C.

The Failover Clustering and Hyper-V roles must be installed prior to using the Create Cluster Wizard to provide high availability of VMs.

There are four basic steps to provide for high availability of VMs: install Failover Clustering and Hyper-V role on each physical server; use the Create Cluster Wizard to create a failover cluster; use the New Virtual Machine Wizard to create VMs; and use the High Availability Wizard to make each VM highly available.

Tip: Make sure that you create the VMs in a new folder and choose a storage location that will be accessible to all the servers in the cluster.

Tech Reference: TechNet, "Checklist: Configure Virtual Machines for High Availability"

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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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