HyperV Cluster and DCs - AD-less Cluster Bootstrapping RRS feed

  • Question

  • Morning

    can someone clarify for me if the chicken and the egg situation with a cluster boot needing to contact a DC now resolved with AD-less Cluster Bootstrapping?

    We are running at the moment Server 2012 R2 hosts in cluster and in the process of migrating the guest server farms to Server 2019.

    Part of that process has been to migrate the virtual DCs to 2019 which I have now done. As I recall the general advice was NOT to put your DCs on the failover cluster as in order for the cluster to boot the hosts need to be able to contact a DC; the chicken and the egg. If your DCs are on the cluster which is unable to gain quorum as it cant contact the 'off' DC - you end up in a world of grief.

    I know AD-less Cluster Bootstrapping came in with 2012 - but is there a way to tell if it is actually enabled / on / configured?

    Has anyone had experience of testing this?


    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:26 AM

All replies

  • Hyper-V forum: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserverhyperv&filter=alllanguages

    Windows Server 2012 forum: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=winserver8gen&filter=alllanguages

    This one is for Virtual Server 2005.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:29 PM