Installing System Center Virtual Machine (SCVMM) 2012 SP1 Beta for High Availability

Installing VMM 2012 in a cluster isn’t difficult or very different from installing it on a standalone server.  Basically you get your cluster all setup then install VMM. 

There are a few new screens that you’ll notice..

VMM knows you’re installing it on a cluster and it asks you if you want to make it highly available.
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VMM asks you what you want the role to be named (I use DHCP in my lab so there isn’t an option for IP information.  I use DHCP for everything because it’s a lab and much easier than managing static IPs.  For production, dev, or testing I recommend static IPs). 
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Since it’s a cluster you setup your library later.  It’s recommended to setup a highly available file server share. 
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When you install VMM on more nodes it’s smart enough to know some settings like SQL information. 
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You’ll still have to enter the password for the service account.   
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