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Is the following Hyper-V Cluster Network Configuration Supported?

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  • Hi,

    a customer of mine is planning a four node Hyper-V Cluster and he is asking if the following network configuration is officially supported by Microsoft:

    Cluster-Node 1 and Cluster-Node 2:
    NIC1 - Management Network
    NIC2 - Dedicated Storage Network
    NIC3 - Dedicated Live Migration Network
    NIC4 - will be connected to VLAN 1 and akt as a NIC for an external Hyper-V network, Microsoft Virtual Switch will be the only protocol bound to that NIC

    Cluster-Node 3 and Cluster-Node 4:
    NIC1 - Management Network
    NIC2 - Dedicated Storage Network
    NIC3 - Dedicated Live Migration Network
    NIC4 - will be connected to VLAN 2 and akt as a NIC for an external Hyper-V network, Microsoft Virtual Switch will be the only protocol bound to that NIC

    The customer knows that VMs placed on node 1 and 2 will never run properly on node 3 and 4 - but he doesn't care about this. And he doesn't want to split the one 4 node cluster into two 2 node clusters because he is planning to connect VLAN 1 and VLAN 2 to one common VLAN later in the project phase.

    Any hints about this configration to be officially supported?

    In TechNet I only found this:

    Network settings and IP addresses: When you use identical network adapters for a network, also use identical communication settings on those adapters (for example, Speed, Duplex Mode, Flow Control, and Media Type). Also, compare settings between the network adapter and the switch it connects to and make sure that no settings are in conflict.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771404.aspx

    Thanks in advance,

    Thomas

     

    Thursday, October 06, 2011 6:45 AM

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