Failover Clustering Windows 2016/2019 – Installation and Configuration

Installing the feature

The installation of the failover cluster feature must be done on all nodes.


1. Open a PowerShell command prompt as an administrator and enter the following command:

Install-WindowsFeature -Name Failover-Clustering -IncludeManagementTools

2. Wait during the installation.

Installation en cours...

3. When the installation is complete, close the window.

Fonctionnalité installée

Graphic mode

1. Launch the Add Role and Function Wizard, in the first window click Next 1 .

Assistant installation rôle

2. Choose the Role Based Installation or 1 feature and click Next 2 .

Type d'installation

3. Select the server where clustering functionality is to be installed 1 and click Next 2 .

Serveur cible

4. Skip the list of roles by clicking Next 1 .

Liste des rôles

5. Check the Failover Clustering 1 box.


6. Click Add Features 1 to validate the installation of the dependencies.

7. Click Next 1 .

Fonctionnalité sélectionée

8. Confirm the installation by clicking Install 1 .

Lancer l'installation

9. Wait during the installation …


10. When the installation is complete, exit the wizard by clicking Close 1 .

Installation terminée

Now that the clustering feature is installed on the server set, we will proceed to cluster creation.