Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Virtualization Idea

Posted on 2014-01-30
7
Medium Priority
?
280 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-25
Hi Guys.

I'm doing some VM work and need your input.  

I have three new servers Tyan1, Tyan2, and Tyan3.  
I have old servers that I want to virtualize.
Please see attached document for details about these servers.

My main question is migration DC1 and DC2 to VMs running Windows Server 2012 Std (from Windows 2008 R2).

what is the migration process to go from DC 2008 R2 to DC 2012 Std?  Should I demote and decommission DC2 first, then migrate DC1 to 2012 on the VM, then create a new VM for DC2 and assign it as a global catalog?

The rest (file servers, endpoint, wsus) I've got it covered.
server-assessment-for-migration.docx
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony H.
7 Comments
 
LVL 61

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 39821904
There is no "right" answer here, as there are multiple legitimate approaches you can take. But if it were me, I would bring up both new DCs as VMs, verify replication, transfer FSMO roles, then decommission the old CCs. Decommissioning old CCs before new ones are online could complicate replication and insert multiple single points of failure.
0
 
LVL 126

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
ID: 39821924
The recommended way and best practice, is to create a new server, promote to DC, and transfer FSMO roles.

If however, you cannot or do not want to do that, you could P2V.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Shabarinath Ramadasan
Shabarinath Ramadasan earned 1000 total points
ID: 39826693
Hi Cliff,

As Andrew mentioned, its safe to create a new VM and promote it as a domain controller.
However, please ensure that you follow the best practicies specific to virtualizing domain controllers. Its very important and if you miss, you may end up in a mess.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888794/en-us


Good luck.
0
Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39831456
does that link apply to Server 2012 std?  I'm upgrading the OS as well, not doing P2V.
0
 
LVL 126
ID: 39831792
Yes, it applies as well.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Anthony H.
ID: 39842754
thank you for your help - I will try this next week.
0
 
LVL 126
ID: 39842944
no problems
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
This article will explain How to fix Broken backup chain in Veeam Backup & Replication.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore their server from Bare Metal Backup image created with Windows Server Backup feature. As an example Windows 2012R2 is used.

595 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question