Q: How can I create a highly available virtual machine (VM) using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)?

A: It might initially seem confusing how to create a highly available VM with SCVMM. There's no separate "highly available" or "cluster" option to use when creating a VM. Instead to make a VM highly available, during creation, in the Configure Hardware tab, open the Availability section under Advanced. Select the checkbox for the option"Make this virtual machine highly available" in the High availability section (see screen shot below). This will then tell SCVMM to make the new VM a cluster resource and store on cluster storage.