Posted on 2014-09-30
Recently, we had bought new servers and visualize the new servers with VMWare. I have also a few physical servers still running.
One of the existing server is hosting file server named as SVR-01. This is also the DC and DNS. Previously we mapped our network share drive as direct hostname (\\SVR-01\Share)
After getting the new servers on VM, I had created 2 new file server and named them as FS-01 and FS02.
I decided to set up DFS for better future contingency if any of the file server goes down, i still have other file server to use without the need to map new network drive.
Created a namespace \\company.com.sg\dfs and followed by all the share folder. All hosted by the 2 new VM file servers and 1 existing file server.
1. FS-01 (new vm server in 2012 R2 and also configure with data deduplicated on all the share folders)
2. FS-02 (new vm server in 2012 R2 and also configure with data deduplicated on all the share folders)
3. SVR-01 (existing physical server in 2008 R2)
After setting up everything, I did a try on my own workstation and on few of my users, it works perfectly okay and nothing seem to be wrong.
After running it live to all my users, I will say about 20% to 30% of my users feedbacked that it was extremely slow OPENING the file.
From the start to the end of the DFS configuration, every single setting was pretty much straightforward. And I don't see there is a need to change any of the setting.
Or did I miss out something else?
Any advise will be appreciated ! thank you in advance.