We are a small/medium business and are currently migrating from a mixed 2003/2003r2/2008r2 environment to a full 2012r2 environment. This is my first time working with server 2012 of any flavor. This will also be the first time we have instituted VMs in our server environment. We will be upgrading multiple servers, but I will give the example of 1 for the sake of this post. I will be configuring the server like this:
Install Server 2012r2 with the Hyper-V role
Create 2 VMs to run over it (DC and File server)
Server has 4 physical 1GB Ethernet ports, I plan to team the 4 ports
For each VM I will create a virtual ethernet adapter and statically assign those for the servers that the VMs represent.
With the above in mind?
1. I feel that I should statically assign the NIC team to be able to access the server like we would normally do, is this correct or am I missing something?
2. Anything in the above approach that seems wrong or out of place?
3. Have I missed anything?
4. General thoughts?
Thanks in advance!