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I would like to ask one question how to merge to two or more hardware servers makes a single server and then will be installed of Opareting system over the single server. RRS feed

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  • Hi Everyone

    I would like to ask one question how to merge to two or more hardware servers makes a single server and then will be installed of Opareting system over the single server.

    What tools to be used for the above process.

    Hope you people would be understood my query which I want to describe to you.

    Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:57 AM

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  • Yes, please.  Be more specific.  What are you trying to merge?  Certain applications?  Or infrastructure roles (AD and DNS, DHCP, etc.)? 

    Or would using virtualization be a better option for you?  You wouldn't need to do a cluster (unless high availability is important to you), but simply have multiple servers running as child partitions on the Hyper-V host.  At a minimum you could do two servers using one physical installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled, and then you are granted one virtualized server license as a part of that purchase.  Your second server would run as that virtual machine. 

    I hope that helps; but please clarify if this is not what you were asking about.

    Kevin


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:10 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 12:33 PM

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  • Dont quite understand what you are trying to achieve here?

    I guess if i was to have a stab. I would make a hyper-v cluster from the two hardware servers and creare a single VM. The single VM, would only reside on a single physical host at any one time, but would provide failover between the phyiscal hardware hosts.


    Monday, February 13, 2012 5:47 AM
  • Yes, please.  Be more specific.  What are you trying to merge?  Certain applications?  Or infrastructure roles (AD and DNS, DHCP, etc.)? 

    Or would using virtualization be a better option for you?  You wouldn't need to do a cluster (unless high availability is important to you), but simply have multiple servers running as child partitions on the Hyper-V host.  At a minimum you could do two servers using one physical installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled, and then you are granted one virtualized server license as a part of that purchase.  Your second server would run as that virtual machine. 

    I hope that helps; but please clarify if this is not what you were asking about.

    Kevin


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:10 AM
    Monday, February 13, 2012 12:33 PM
  • Hi Reign Black

    I believe we are very closed to the answer, I would request you please provide the document of failover cluster between two hyper -V server.

    Please give the answer of my one question, Many people said, If you have a Windows  Server 2008 Enterprises edition license than you can installed 4 windows server on the help of Hyper V as without any lincenses cost. is it true...

    Regards

    Md Ehteshamuddin Khan

    Friday, February 17, 2012 6:21 AM
  • The documentation and examples of Windows Failover Clustering you're looking for are easily found with a search:

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=how+to+use+Windows+failover+clustering

    For Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, you are indeed given 4 Server licenses to use as virtual machines running on that server.  You will find this on the product description page:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/2008-r2-enterprise.aspx

    And more details on virtualization licensing can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/virtualization.aspx


    Kevin Remde US DPE - IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde http://twitter.com/kevinremde

    • Proposed as answer by Kevin Remde Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:54 PM
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:54 PM