Moving to New Versions of Windows Server 2012 and need advice
Posted on 2014-02-22
I am setting up a new environment consisting of a Hp Proliant DL380 G7 12 Core Processors running at 2933 MHz each. 128 GB RAM, 8 X 300GB HP 10K SAS Drives with P410i Controller with 128 GB ram.
I want to setup WIndows Server 2012 R2 with the Hyper-V role and install 2 Virtual Instances of 2012 R2. 1 instance as Domain controller and 1 Instance as a File server.
What is the recommended setup of this sort of environment.
Should I just create a RAID5 setup using all the drives and install Windows 2012 R2 with Hyper-V role and then install the Virtual machines or shoud I use 1 drive to install the Windows 2012 R2 and then create a seperate datastore for the VM's.
I am worried what happends if the Hypervisor gets a error on the disk, how do I recover from that. In the past I have used VMWARE and I have always used a single drive for the hypervisor and have been able to easily upgrade or restore without affecting the virtual machine datastore.
I am new to Hyper-V so I would appreciate any advice