We currently have 2 physical 2003 domain controllers, another member server that provides a few web and print services, and another member server that runs our security system. All run Windows Server 2003. I would like to upgrade our domain to 2008 in January and was thinking it might also be a good time to virtualize these 4 servers (2 DC's, 2 Member Servers) onto one virtual server running VMWare. These are pretty "low use" machines and were my best candidates for virtualization. Is there any issue with virtualizing domain controllers? I already have a robust Dell R900(64GB RAM) in place running VMWare ESXi and just waiting to be put to good use....This would also clear up 6u in my rack! If I can do this, then the next step would be to upgrade Exchange 2003 to 2010 and then the rest of my physical member servers to 2008.
Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona.
Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software.
Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers.
Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…