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

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Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Hyper-V Storage

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Lab Guide – Windows 2012 RTM Continuously Available File Shares

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Overview

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.

 

Objectives

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.

 

Prerequisites

· 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.

Host Computers:

· Your Windows Server 2012 Running Hyper-V

◦ Host Name: [Your Choice]

◦ OS: Windows Server 2012

◦ Primary Roles: Hyper-V Server

Virtual Machines:

· DC

◦ OS: Windows Server 2012

◦ Primary Roles: Domain Controller

◦ Additional Roles: DNS

· Storage

◦ OS: Windows Server 2012

◦ Primary Role: File and Storage Services

· Cluster1

◦ OS: Windows Server 2012

◦ Primary Role: Failover Clustering

· Cluster2

◦ OS: Windows Server 2012

◦ 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.

  • Log on to your Hyper-V host machine as an Administrator.
  • Open Hyper-V Manager
  • Go to Settings for DC, Storage, Cluster1 and Cluster2and ensure the following options are configured:
    1. Automatic Start Action: Always Start
      Automatic Stop Action: Save
  • From Server Manager, click Local Server and click IP settings for one of the network adapters in the list.
  • In Network Connections, right click the Network adapter that correlates to IT Camp Lab and choose Properties.
  • Enter the following IP v4 Address information:
        1. IP Address: 192.168.1.100
          Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
          Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
          DNS: 192.168.1.10
  • From Server Manager, click Local Server and click the hyperlink for your Hyper-V Host.
  • The System Properties Page will open.
  • Click Change and join the domain you created in the setup lab.
  • Provide the Domain Administrator credentials and reboot when complete.

    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

      Tasks in this Lab Module

      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.

      1. Log on to DC as the Domain Administrator.
      2. From the Taskbar open Server Manager, click Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
      3. Navigate to [YourDomain]\Computers, and then click Your Hyper-V Host.
      4. On the Action menu, click Properties.
      5. Click the Delegation tab.
      6. Click Trust this computer for delegation to any service (Kerberos only).

       

      2) Create an SMB Share for Hyper-V.

      1. Log onto Cluster1
      2. From Server Manager, Click the Tools menu, click Failover Cluster Manager.
      3. Expand MainCluster.[yourdomain], and then click Roles.
      4. Right Click HAFileServer and choose Add File Share.
        1. Profile: SMB Share – Applications
          Share Location: Volume E:
          Share Name: SMBStore
          Other Settings: Accept Defaults
          Permissions: Add Domain Administrators with Full Control and Your Hyper-V Host with Full Control

       

      3) Create a new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share (the share happens to be clustered).

      1. Switch to your Hyper-V Host.
      2. Open Hyper-V Manager.
      1. In the Hyper-V console, click New, and then click Virtual Machine.
      1. Complete the New Virtual Machine Wizard with the following settings (all other settings are default).

      Name: IT Camp VM

      Check Store the virtual machine in a different location

      Location: \\HAFileServer\SMBStore\Images

      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]

      1. In Hyper-V Manager, select IT Camp VM, and then click Start.
      2. If you would like, go ahead and install Windows Server 2012 into the VM.

       

      More Information

      Tommy’s Blog

      http://virtuallycloud9.com

      Windows Server Blogs

      http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/

      Windows Server 2012 Product Download

      http://aka.ms/ws2012tp

      Microsoft Virtual Academy

      http://aka.ms/tpva

      Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labs

      http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/hh968267.aspx

      Windows Azure 90-Day Free Trial Page

      http://aka.ms/mshosting