This lab assumes that you have completed the prior installation and configuration lab found here:
Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Install and Configure Windows and Hyper-V
Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Hyper-V Storage
Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Continuously Available File Shares
In Lab 1, you will join your Hyper-V Host to the Active Directory Domain that you created in an earlier lab so that you can then create a Virtual Machine on the Host using an SMB Share in a guest cluster.
In Lab 2, you will learn how to run Hyper-V over SMB file shares. Running Hyper-V over SMB enables many new scenarios. By creating highly available file servers, which contain high-performance storage, and leveraging file shares for virtual machine storage, you can create very large clusters of many Hyper-V servers without needing to attach complex and expensive SAN infrastructure.
In this series of exercises, you will explore the following:
· Enabling delegation of a computer account
· Creating an SMB Share with proper permissions.
· Create a new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share.
· Knowledge of Hyper-V.
Lab Deployment Guide
This lab requires the following host computers and virtual machines. In order to complete this lab, you must have already completed the Hyper-V Getting Started Lab and Continuously Available File Shares Lab.
· Your Windows Server 2012 Running Hyper-V
◦ Host Name: [Your Choice]
◦ OS: Windows Server 2012
◦ Primary Roles: Hyper-V Server
◦ Primary Roles: Domain Controller
◦ Additional Roles: DNS
◦ Primary Role: File and Storage Services
◦ Primary Role: Failover Clustering
Lab 1 – Join Host to Domain
Tasks in this Lab Module
1) Join your host Hyper-V machine to the Domain you created.
Upon reboot, allow 5 – 10 minutes for the four VMs to start up and then login as the Domain Administrator.
Lab 2 – Hyper-V over SMB
Enable delegation on the computer account of the Hyper-V server.
Create an SMB Share for Hyper-V.
Create a new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share (the share happens to be clustered).
1) Enable delegation on the computer account of the Hyper-V server.
2) Create an SMB Share for Hyper-V.
3) Create a new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share (the share happens to be clustered).
Name: IT Camp VM
Check Store the virtual machine in a different location
Start-up memory: 512
Check Use Dynamic Memory for this virtual machine
Network Connection: Not Connected
Create a Virtual Hard Disk: Accept Defaults
Install an operating system from a boot CD/DVD-ROM: Image File: [Select your Windows Server 2012 ISO Image]
Windows Server Blogs
Windows Server 2012 Product Download
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labs
Windows Azure 90-Day Free Trial Page