Multiple DCs


  • We are installing two domain controllers for a new domain setup.  We already have one DC ordered as an HP, and all other servers ordered are HP (FS, Exchange, etc).  They have switched to Dell in the middle of the process, and I need a justification to order one more HP for the 2nd DC instead of Dell.  What benefits can I express in my justification?

    Many thanks!

    Friday, November 08, 2013 2:19 AM


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  • Hi

    Only advantage is to have a identical server park. If all Dell then stay all Dell, if all HP stay HP. but it work even if you use different hardware.

    Some hypervisor work best if the gear is the same.

    Regards, Philippe

    Friday, November 08, 2013 4:16 AM
  • My understanding was that having two identical domain controllers could have some advantages; no?


    Friday, November 08, 2013 7:26 AM
  • Hiya, 

    No, in relation to the Domain Services there is no difference running on one or the other server manufacturer. 

    Friday, November 08, 2013 8:13 AM