New Hyper-V 2012 R2 build
Posted on 2014-04-01
Ok, here is what I have. A customer has plopped down some money to buy 2 Dell R515 server with H700 RAID, 2x1 terabyte Sata hard drives and 6x2 Terabyte SAS drives. We plan on using the 2x1 for the 2012 R2 OS in a mirror config. The other drives will be in a RAID 10 format. It will have 64 gigs of RAM and 2 8-core Opteron CPU's (latest ones). Each server also has 4 1gig NICs and we are installing 2 additional Managed Switches that will handle replication traffic only.
Now comes the interesting part.
We plan on putting 5 servers on 1st one.
1 IIS server
1 SQL 2012 server
1 Exchange 2013 Server
1 File server
He didn't buy any external DAS or SAN drives so using that kind of shared storage is out.
Here is what I envision doing
Put another DC on the other Dell R515 (since DC's already replicate so easily between each other)
Put another File server on it and have the two File servers set up with DFS Name Spaces (replication is taken cared of there too)
I would like to have the IIS in some type of failover or maybe just use Hyper-V Replication (your thoughts?)
Exchange Server 2013 would also be in Hyper-V Replication or maybe some sort of High Availability
Same also for SQL 2012, either a Peer to Peer replication or another Hyper-V Replication.
Probably the easiest is using Hyper-V Replication. It does have a slight delay though of data. It doesn't replicate like DC's or the File Servers would.
I have scoured the Internet and I get SOOO Many tutorials and such that its driving me crazy so I decided to come to the experts and get your opinion.
The DC's and the File Servers are the easy ones. Exchange, SQL and IIS are my two thorns.
Thanks in advance!!