Sunday, July 8, 2012

2 Hyper-V Lab Build note 3,4:Failover Cluster/iSCSI

1. Install Hyper-V 2008R2

2. Base configuration

  • Change computer name
  • Allow MMC Remote Management
  • Enable Windows PowerShell
  • Allow Server Manager Remote Management
  • Configure firewall
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="ICMP Allow Incoming V4 Echo" protocol=icmpv4:8,any dir=in action=allow
  • Enable remote volume management
sc query vds
sc config vds start= auto
net start vds
sc qc vds

Below firewall rule needs to be add on both client and server

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new enable=yes
  • Change the DNS server point to the DC server. This is for adding the computer to the DC. without this step , the computer can not find the DC
netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces
netsh interface ipv4 add dnsserver "" 192.168.168.129 index=19

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  • Join the domain
netdom join %computername% /domain:STAR.COM /userd:STAR\administrator /passwordd:XXXXX

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

0 Microsoft iSCSI initiator on Win2008R2

iSCSI initiator is part of the Microsoft Admin tool.

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0 Hyper-V Lab Build note 2: Admin Server With RSAT and Microsoft iSCSI

This is 2nd Host of my lab environment.  I initially want to use my laptop as admin server which I can use RSAT manage my Server Core DC and Hyper-V but my laptop is not part of DC. It would be not easy ( if it is even possible ) to make it happen.  So I have build the this VM for running RSAT and also serve as my share storage.

1. Install Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise from media.

It does not make any difference to use Enterprise or Standard edition for the purpose what I want to do with this VM. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

0 Check the Windows Server Core License Status and Extend the evaluation

To check the license status on the Windows server core

slmgr.vbs

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