How setup a Windows 2008 cluster, First you have to add a new feature. Go Server Manager Add Features.
We select failover clustering and if there is something worng you can get a nice screen.
Now that we did the windows feature addon we can start with the real configuration
Start the wizzard and select the first cluster node, the server needs the netbios name and auto resolve it to FQDN.
Always do the test you can easy see if there is a problem with your clustre configuration, if you don’t want to run all the test you can make a selection.
I did run all the tests and as you can see it ends with a nice report.
Now the test is success full we can start to create the first node.
Give a cluster Netbios name this is the name that holds the cluster resources, and it needs a IP ( check the DNS ! )
Now that the first node is created we start to put the second node in place
The Same steps for the second node , run the tests and get a report
As you can see in the steps there is no Quorum drive , this is not needed anymore ;-). In the next sessions I will dive deep in the cluster management and advanced config.