• Hi, I try to find an answer to the question of what is the best strategy if I have only 2 nodes.

    I will create a stable solution with a failover capability on two nodes for about 10 VMs.

    Version 1:
    Two independent Hyper-V installations. On each of both nodes 5 running VMs, replicated to the other Hyper-V node.

    Version 2:
    A two-node hyper-converged cluster and also on each of both nodes 5 running VMs.

    Which solution is more stable?
    Which is maybe faster?
    Which is easier for an automatically failover?
    Which is easier to handle if a node is 100% off or crashed for permanent?

    What are your recommendations or thoughts about that?
    Maybe a Version 3 ?

    Thanks for your time.


  • Thanks the "Get-CimInstance" was the right track.

    That's what I needed.

  • Hi @all,
    when I run the command 'Get-BitLockerVolume', Iwill get a table with all volumes and their Bitlocker status. If the drive is a 'normal' drive, I can recognize the drive at the 'Mount Point' because it contains the drive letter but if the drive is a shared mounted drive (for ex. on a SOFS cluster) I will get cryptical string as a mount point like this: '?Volume{d32351c1-c6db-4690-99da-835baefcac3f}'

    My problem is now, that I have 8 volumes mounted on C:ClusterStorageVolume1 to C:ClusterStorageVolume8 and I can't find any way to bring the Bitlocker mount point information together with the cluster mount point information.

    How can I figure out which Bitlocker mount point is which Cluster mount point?

    Thanks for any tip in the right direction.


  • I can't disagree or agree. But 'usually better' is not always the best and I will understand how and why it works. I understand why some people preferred the SCVMM way because it is the easiest way. I want to get background knowledge, I want understand what does VMM in the background. I am sure that is helpful for troubleshooting.

  • Thanks for these tips. I have the Network Controller Cluster installed now. That looks fine. I will install a Software load balancer environment (SDN/SLB) with Powershell but I can't find any examples. What are the next steps?

    I am looking for someone who did it before or know how it works or knows a book/webpage with logical instructions. It is frustrating because everyone uses obviously SCVMM?

    Thanks for every tip.

  • Hi NG,

    a short question. I have 2 Hyper-V cluster. Every cluster has 3 nodes. On every node run a web server VM. I will install a software load balancer for these 6 VMs. I thought I install a VM for this and on this VM the Network Controller role. But I am not sure what’s right now ....

    1. Do I have to install the Network Controller role only on this VM and/or on every Node?

    2. I read that a Load Balancer Agent on every web server VM is necessary. Where I find this agent?

    Thanks in advance


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