I currently have a nw6.5sp6 server running BM3.8sp5 and I want to migrate it to a two-node cluster. What is the best procedure for doing this?

It seems to me there are only two viable options, but hopefully there is a better way. I can use the migration and consolidation tool to migrate the existing server to new hardware, and then install clustering and add the second NCS node.

Or I could set up and configure the cluster and then install an entirely new BM server and manually create the firewall rules, proxies, etc. The only problem with this method would be the IP addresses, I really need to use the same public and private addresses as I'm currently using. Which is why the migration wizard is what I've always used in the past, but the cluster is a new wrinkle for me.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and wisdom.