Article ID: 1964, created on Jun 20, 2007, last review on May 6, 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 “VE—to--VE“ cluster, or configure a dedicated server as an  active node and use a VE as a passive member of a cluster. Using VEs 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 VE you would like to join to a cluster, using either Virtuozzo Management Console :

 - Go to VZMC, Virtuozzo Virtual Environments
 - Right-click on a VE you would like to join to a cluster.
 - Go to Tasks and choose Configure Support for Windows cluster

or use the command line utilities:
vzctl set VEID --failover_cluster yes –save

vzctl restart VEID

2. Create a shared disk

3. Login to the VE 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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