Article ID: 1962, created on Jun 20, 2007, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.0


Clustering of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cluster-aware applications in many configurations is possible. Create a “CT—to--CT“ cluster, or configure a dedicated server as an  active node and use a CT as a passive member of a cluster. Using containers as  redundant cluster nodes and storing them on a single Virtuozzo server with high density enables support of several Application Clusters by introducing a single redundant physical server with Virtuozzo. 

1. Configure support for Windows cluster on a CT you want to be in a cluster - using either Virtuozzo Management Console :

  - Go to PMC, Virtuozzo Virtual Environments
  - Right-click on a CT  you would like to join to a cluster.
  - In  Tasks  choose Configure Support for Windows cluster 

or use the following command:

vzctl set VEID --failover_cluster yes –save

vzctl restart VEID

2. Forward iSCSI disk (shared SCSI, fiber channel, etc.) to the CT.

3. Login to the CT via Remote Desktop  and create/add the server to a cluster using the standard Microsoft Cluster administrator. (Start, Administrative tools, Cluster Administrator)

Please see also Microsoft Windows Clustering article for additional information

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