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  • Hello, I have some questions about deploying some private clouds…..

    I have 3 hosts and a storage.

    1. I am thinking about creating DC on a physical computer and join to the domain the 3 hosts and a second Physical server with SCVMM 2012. Is it proper to join my first private cloud to the same domain or create another domain for every private cloud I have?
    2. The network isolation between the private clouds will be managed by the virtual switches of SCVMM of I have to enable tagging on my physical cisco switch?
    3. I am planning to use SC DPM for making backup of the whole private cloud structure. Suppose that the domain that manages the hosts is aaaa.local, the first private cloud is bbbb.local and the second is cccc.local. Which domain should I join the DPM? I believe the correct answer is aaa.local so that DPM will be able to back up the whole VM, but inside the VMs I am going to use Exchange, SQL, SharePoint and I want to have a separate backup for each of these programs.
    Sunday, April 21, 2013 7:17 AM

Answers

  • Yes, as long as the Hyper-V hosts/Clusters are in the DPM domain, they can backup any virtual machine.

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    • Marked as answer by Q Jake Friday, April 26, 2013 10:11 AM
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:38 PM

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  • Why do you need a new domain for every private cloud? a private cloud (dedicated to an organization) could be considered as business units. It's a logical way of grouping resources and make them available for the right users and user roles. If you need to solely isolate them (virtual machines) in their own environment, then you should consider network virtualization as the preferred technology. 

    DPM can protect virtual machines at the host level, and I strongly suggest that the system center components remain in the same domain as your virtualization hosts for easier management.

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Monday, April 22, 2013 6:08 PM
  • it is my orgazinations demand to create seperate - isolated domains - networks.

    Can DPM backup virtual machines that belongs to another domain?

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 3:46 AM
  • Yes, as long as the Hyper-V hosts/Clusters are in the DPM domain, they can backup any virtual machine.

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    • Marked as answer by Q Jake Friday, April 26, 2013 10:11 AM
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:38 PM