New to using HYPER-V Join domain yes or no

hpeet
hpeet used Ask the Experts™
on
We have been using ESXI free version for most installs as typically they are a Single Host with 1 or 2 Virtual Servers.

We want to use Veeam for backup so we need to move to HYPER-V for our hypervisor, Documentation indicates we should join Host to the domain, however my old school logic says that if it is Joined to a Domain that does not exist (Hyper-V must boot for the VM Domain Controller to start) so if there is an issue with the Server then is there going to be a problem accessing the HYPER-V Host?

Thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks

Harold
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Director, Information Systems
Commented:
"...my old school logic says that if it is Joined to a Domain that does not exist (Hyper-V must boot for the VM Domain Controller to start) so if there is an issue with the Server then is there going to be a problem accessing the HYPER-V Host?"
The VM Host shouldn't have any problems starting.  You may not be able to access some network resources, but that's to be expected.  Barring any other issues, the VM Host should boot just fine.

Thoughts:  
     Having only one VM Host will lead to disaster.
     Having only one Domain Controller will lead to disaster.

Suggestions:  
     Build more than one VM Host.  Cluster the VM Hosts so if one goes down, the other can assume the roles of the downed VM Host.
     Make more than one Domain Controller virtual machine.
Unless he has an enterprise version of hyper v ,he is limited to two production servers and 1 host per M$ licensing.

As for joining the domain ,no big deal,but the hyper v host can only be a host with no other roles assigned.

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial