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Network / Systems Admin in small company, ~ 200 workers. Maintaining MS applications.


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awarded  Curious
Aug
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accepted Clustering a live 2008 r2 server
Aug
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comment Clustering a live 2008 r2 server
I hadn't thought of that method. I can take my new server which is sharing the same volume on the SAN, add the cluster role, add the hyper-v role, then shutdown the vm's on the live box and bring them up on the new box. Then add the original live box as the 2nd node of the cluster. This would require very minimal downtime. And worst case scenario something goes wrong with the new box and bringing up the vm's I just shut it down and bring up the original box with the vm's.
Aug
1
comment Clustering a live 2008 r2 server
What I am trying to do is cluster two Hyper-V hosts not the vm guests. So I believe you are saying I can take my two servers(hosts), one live the other just setup with Hyper-V, both attached to the SAN with a CSV and then cluster them (shutting down the vm's on the live box first). Then in MMC bring back up the vm's and add them to the cluster, correct?
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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comment Clustering a live 2008 r2 server
Thanks for the info. I have researched this but haven't found anything concrete on setting up clustering with a live Hyper-V install. Everything I have found has said setup envir. -> cluster -> then add Hyper-V role -> copy vm's or create vm's. I would love to find an article that says I can cluster after having setup the Hyper-V role. Now I am thinking because the vhd's are on the SAN I should maybe shut them down -> remove the role -> cluster -> add the role -> recreate the vm's using the vhd's. Problem is I am a little hesitant with only a small maintenance window on a Sun to do this.
Aug
1
comment Windows Server 2008 start menu showing unexpected items in right click menu
I ran out of time and punted and just rebuilt the machines which were part of a dev environment. Thanks for the suggestions.
Aug
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comment Windows Server 2008 Data Center vs Standard Overhead
That is what I hoped would be the case.
Aug
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accepted mirroing hard drives of different sizes
Aug
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comment mirroing hard drives of different sizes
Correct that is what happened but that was enough to keep it going until I moved all the data to a Hyper-V virtual server.
Aug
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accepted Windows Server 2008 Data Center vs Standard Overhead
Aug
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accepted Exchange 2007 Mailbox Full
Aug
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted blacklisted exchange 2003
Jul
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asked Clustering a live 2008 r2 server
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asked Windows Server 2008 Data Center vs Standard Overhead
Dec
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comment Exchange 2007 Mailbox Full
There are not two mailboxes, that's what is hard to figure out. Her old mailbox was renamed via the user acount rename in AD. So there is only one mailbox and smtp entries for her old email address.
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asked Exchange 2007 Mailbox Full
Jul
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comment Windows Server 2008 start menu showing unexpected items in right click menu
Yes, other right clicks work as expected.
Jul
20
asked Windows Server 2008 start menu showing unexpected items in right click menu