Using Windows 2012 R2 DFS-R between 2012 R2 Hyper-V servers
Posted on 2014-02-06
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.