Install Failover Cluster Role On Windows Nano Server 2016

With the official release of Windows Nano Server 2016 to the public I have decided to revise most of my Nano Server articles to reflect the latest release.

In this article I’ll show you how I Install the Failover Cluster role on my Nano Server.

To get started:

  1. Download Nano Server 2016
  2. Connect to It using Remote PowerShell.
  3. Install Nano Server Package Provider

Run the code below to Install Failover Clustering:

Import-PackageProvider NanoServerPackage

find-NanoServerPackage -Name *

install-NanoServerPackage -name Microsoft-NanoServer-FailoverCluster-Package -culture en-us

Restart Nano Server when done using restart-computer

Once configured use cluster manager from another machine to manage the Nano Server cluster.

Important: Currently the Failover clustering cmdlets are not available from the local Nano Server PowerShell.