Solved

Using Windows 2012 R2 DFS-R between 2012 R2 Hyper-V servers

Posted on 2014-02-06
2
1,031 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I want to setup DFS-R to several site locations.  The servers at the sites are Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V.  I plan on creating a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V server at our primary site to hold a relatively small amount of data, custom applications, which would be updated from time to time there, but there would be no new data created on the site-specific, local servers.  We have a 50 Mb data pipe to our sites so that will not be of issue.

The Hyper-V server at the primary site is a member of a Windows 2012 Clustered environment and a replica will be configured.  There will be no additional attached storage to this Hyper-V at this time, but it may be considered in the future.

Through Group Policy I plan on assigning a drive letter to each set of the replicated data located at those sites.  I am familiar with this process as well as the basic configuration of DFS-R and DFS-N.

I would like any concerns or recommendations regarding this plan.  I have never setup DFS on Hyper-V servers so I'd like to know if there are things I might be missing.
0
Comment
Question by:bobsully53
2 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 39839579
Please clarify - when you say Hyper-V server do you mean you want to setup DFS between two Hyper-V GUESTS or between two hyper-V HOSTS?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see any issues with setting up between guests... I have one in a Hyper-V guest that replicates with a physical host at one location.

If you mean to do it with Hyper-V hosts, DON'T!  You lose one (if not both) of your "+2" licenses once the host does ANYTHING more than Hyper-V.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bobsully53
ID: 39839670
I should have specified that these are hyper-v guests.  Thank you for your comments.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (…
Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
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.

831 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