NoMoreDell4Me

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Nov
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comment Hyper-V Role on Server 2008 R2
Drobo stores all our files that employees use. It replicates to the other drobo using DFS.
Nov
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comment Hyper-V Role on Server 2008 R2
The Drobo is used for storing files. Not for hosting the VMs. I have two physical servers and hosting the VM's on the local storage. I have two Drobos, one connected to each server. DFS replicates them. However, I want to virtualize the servers so I can run other applications.
Nov
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comment Hyper-V Role on Server 2008 R2
The Drobo is not web based. You can see the Drobo Dashboard here: drobo.com/products/drobo-dashboard/index.php . If I ever need to create volumes, etc, the GUI needs to be used.
Nov
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comment Hyper-V Role on Server 2008 R2
This is a small business environment. I do not have any licenses for 2012, only 2008 R2 Standard. Not in the budget to upgrade to 2012 as of yet. The Drobo needs a GUI to administer.
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
Server 2008 R2 standard doesn't seem to support failover clustering.
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Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
I thought I read in one of the MS articles it was possible without mention of sysprep.
Nov
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comment Two RAID array - performance from application?
I'm using Adaptec 6405 RAID controller and getting READ WRITE SEQ 437.3 266.2 512K 77.63 140.5 4K 0.939 3.684 4K QD32 6.581 3.877 and the RAID 1 SSD's are getting 40% faster read speeds and increased write speeds. So the RAID 1 setup will be faster, but I'm more concerned if the application will benefit from the data being on the RAID 1 even though the application is on the RAID 10. SSD's are MLC, 256GB. Write cache is enabled.
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
Let me clarify. Since the domain controller is on a virtual machine image, can't I create a new virtual machine image, run all software updates, install the AD DS role, but don't promote it. Then use the VHD file as a master if I need to replace a bad domain controller virtual machine, run dc promo, and let it copy from the virtual machine of a different host running active directory?
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
How should I handle the backup of the physical host? If I backup the entire C: drive then all my VM's will be backed up with it.
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
Ok. So I'll create a VM with AD DS installed and save that file so I don't have to do all the windows updates, etc if the other VM should fail. All I'll have to do is change the IP and run dcpromo and wait for replication to happen.
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
I'm assuming its better to start the domain controller from scratch and run dc promo than recover from backup, as long as the other domain controller is functional, correct?
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
I use Symantec System Recovery 2011 Server Edition, it does a full backup of C:\ and the System Drive (!00MB) once every week.
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
I guess my biggest question is how do I properly backup the VM of the domain controller if I need to restore it at some point without messing things up. The other question is, if one physical host goes down, can the other server pick up the slack of the other virtual machines until its rebuilt. I understand performance will be slower, but I'm only running 2 virtual machines per host as it is.
Nov
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comment Virtual Machines with AD/DNS
Our physical machine that we have now needs to be replaced. So I currently have two physical servers with Hyper-v installed. I created the VM on each and will do a dcpromo. Then demote the old server. This way the DC are on two physical servers inside their own VM.