mardi 20 mars 2012 11:51
We're running Microsoft Server 2008 (not R2) with Hyper-V role on it. It's on a two BL 480C servers with SAN (HP EVA 4400) connectivity for VMs datastore.
Now we're planning to upgrade to HA, with two BL 480C servers. Since we don't have Win2008 R2 license, we're thinking of installing a free Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
The question is
- how to install PSP (proliant support package) on installed Hypervisor, since there is only console-mode 'GUI' ?
- How to monitor server that is running Hyper-V R2?
- how to install drivers for HBA so that Hyper-V will get connection to SAN (EVA) ?
- are there any good step-by-step guides how to configure 2-node cluster with this free version of Hypervisor ?
- do we also need SCVMM license to manage HA or LiveMigration.
Thank you in advance for help
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mercredi 21 mars 2012 02:42ModérateurHi,1. You need to contact your vendor to check the compatibility of the PSP with Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. No GUI doesn’t mean you can’t install application with GUI on it.2. If you want to monitor a Hyper-V machine, you can check the following blog.Monitoring Hyper-V Performance
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tvoellm/archive/2009/04/23/monitoring-hyper-v-performance.aspx3. You can use pnputil command line or Core Configurator to install drivers.Core Configurator 2.0 (x64)
http://coreconfig.codeplex.com/4. Please check the following guides about Failover Cluster on Server Core.Building a Failover Cluster with Server Core Part 1
http://blogs.technet.com/aralves/archive/2008/03/31/building-a-failover-cluster-with-server-core-part-1.aspxBuilding a Failover Cluster with Server Core Part 2
http://blogs.technet.com/aralves/archive/2008/03/31/building-a-failover-cluster-with-server-core-part-2.aspxBuilding a Failover Cluster with Server Core Part 3
http://blogs.technet.com/aralves/archive/2008/03/31/building-a-failover-cluster-with-server-core-part-3.aspx5. It depends. You can use another computer with full installation to manage the Failover Cluster, or you can buy SCVMM.
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- Marqué comme réponse Vincent HuModerator jeudi 22 mars 2012 15:55
vendredi 6 avril 2012 09:24
Thank you for helpful links.
We're just starting to configure blades to install Hyper-V R2 and then move next to HA system.
I have also wound this two articles if anyone will be in a same situation - there are really step-by-step how to build a cluster on Hyper-V 2008 R2 server
This one is to build a Hyper-V on HP blade system
This one is really a great step-by-step to build a complete Hyper-V cluster on iSCSI, but it's the same principe on FC SAN.
dimanche 15 avril 2012 01:14
Hy Miha, I work with HP BLADE SERVERS and HP EVA (8400) for hyper-v cluster, sql failover cluster and File Server (FS) failover cluster and also sharepoint 2007/2010 HA scenario.
I can tell you that:
1. for your SAN scenario (topology) try to isolate your traffic 1:1 (zonning http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/white_papers/Zoning_Best_Practices_WP-00.pdf ) when you have a good SAN scenario things should be work better : )
2. for you hyper-v failover cluster configuration pay atention to the NICs configuration (number of the nics - how many will you need?)
and a good tutorial at http://it20.info/2009/02/hyper-v-server-r2-on-bladecenter-s-tutorial/
3. if you can, have another hyper-v cluster for homologation where you´ll test KBs , antivirus patches (updates)
4. and about backing up hyper-v on-line check you backup vendor documentation or prefer using SCDPM http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/data-protection-manager.aspx
If it helps, please classify the answer!!!
Thiago Beier Microsoft Solutions
jeudi 10 mai 2012 11:10
We have done exactly as you described.