Q. How do I configure the sites in Windows Server 2016 site-awareness?
A. There are two modes for site awareness; automatic and manual.
To enable the automatic site-awareness based on Active Directory sites for the cluster use:
(Get-Cluster).AutoAssignNodeSite = 1
To manually define you must first create the sites then assign the site to nodes. For example:
#Create Sites New-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Dallas –Type Site –Description "Primary" –Location "Dallas DC" New-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Houston –Type Site –Description "Secondary" –Location "Houston DC" #Set site membership for nodes Set-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Node1 –Parent Dallas Set-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Node2 –Parent Dallas Set-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Node3 –Parent Houston Set-ClusterFaultDomain –Name Node4 –Parent Houston