Setup for Windows Server Failover Clustering describes the supported configurations for a WSFC with shared disk resources you can implement using virtual machines with Failover Clustering for Windows Server 2012 and above releases. You get step-by-step instructions for each configuration and a checklist of clustering requirements and recommendations.
Unless stated otherwise, the term Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) applies to Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2012 and above releases.
Setup for Windows Server Failover Clustering covers ESXi and VMware® vCenter® Server.
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This information is for system administrators who are familiar with VMware technology and Failover Clustering for Windows.
All instances of "WSFC" in this document and elsewhere is intended to refer to all Windows OS and Microsoft application clustering configurations which utilize one or more shared disks among the clustered nodes, namely:
- The Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)
- The Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC)
- Microsoft SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster Instances (FCI)