Install HyperV standard 2012 and virtualize RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey Guy, 

    Need technical advice for following scenario.

    2 x Server with 2 CPU each (4 CPU altogether)

    1 x NAS

    I am planning to install  hyper V standard 2012 and virtualize the environment with NAS as shared storage for Storing OS, so we can do load balancing and create fail over . We will be running two windows server once for AD and other for Exchnage.

    Would like to know is this possible to do this with HyperV Standard 2012?

    Is there any document which can guide to implement and create the environment.

    If not possible what would be the best practice to have this setup.



    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 3:07 AM

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  • Hi Hessaan,

    Thank you for posting this query on the Microsoft TechNet forums.

    From the description it appears that what you're looking to create is a Hyper-V cluster. Here is a very in-depth article explaining how to deploy a Hyper-V cluster:


    Best regards,

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    Zach Roberts
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    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 9:58 AM
  • Hi Zach,

    thanks for the help it was really helpful. 

    I am still bit confused for licensing, would you be able to tell me how many licenses will be required for following.

    1 Hp Server with Dual Processor(CPU) and 32 GB Ram

    1 Dell Server with Dual Processor(CPU) and 16 GB Ram

    1 NAS for OS storage



    Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:47 AM