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.
This lab assumes that you have completed these prior labs:
Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 1 – Step by Step – Including Dual Boot Instructions
Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 2 – Step by Step – Storage
Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 3 – Step by Step – Continuously Available File Server
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.
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: hyperv01
◦ 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
Setting the Virtual Machines Startup Behavior
Automatic Start Action: Always Start Automatic Stop Action: Save
For the Storage and Cluster machines it is a good idea to stagger the delay to insure that the AD machine is up an running first.
Verifying/Setting the IP Address of the Hyper-V Host
IP Address: 192.168.1.8 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1 DNS: 192.168.1.10
Joining the Hyper-V Host to the Domain
Enabling delegation on the computer account of the Hyper-V server
Creating an SMB Share for Hyper-V
(Hint, in order to add the Hyper-V host, you must change the search filed to include computers)
Creating the new virtual machine from a VHD running on an SMB file share
Type: Generation 1
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
Choose to create a virtual hard disk, keep the name provided.
Select Install an operating system later. Click Next .
Validating that the Machine is Created and Attempt to Boot the Machine
You have complete Lab Guide Part 4!
Follow Up Guides: coming soon:
Lab Guide 5 – Windows 2012 R2 – Enabling Hyper-V Replica
Lab Guide 6 – Windows 2012 R2 – Shared Nothing Live Migration
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