Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Building a LAB on Windows Server 2012 - Part 2

Virtualization it is not something new when you talk about the new technologies. On this articles, I am going to show how you should plan and configure you hyper-v so that you can well prepare for the rest of the lab activities.

The following configuration have been tested on a home base intel base motherhoard. The first is you need to make sure the following is enabled on the hardware settings before you started to install the roles of the hyper-v.

  • Hardware-assisted Virtualization - Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP) – Intel Execute Disable (XD) bit.
Depending on the bios, some of it required you to press F1, F2, F10 or even DEL. Locate the following options and ensure they are both set to “Enabled”:
“Processor Settings” -> “Virtualization Technology”
“Processor Settings” -> “Execute Disable”

Step 2: Rename the System
Now we’ll rename the system base on the new name. We will use powershell to accomplish the task.Open Windows PowerShell from the taskbar, and then run the following cmdlet:

Rename-Computer -NewName DC1 -Restart

Step 3: Enable the Hyper-V Role
Is either you use the server manager or powershell to enable Hyper-V role, the result are the same.

Add-WindowsFeature –Name Hyper-V -IncludeManagementTools -Restart

To validate the role have been installed you can use the following.
Get-WindowsFeature | ? Installed 

Step 4: Configure Hyper-V switch
Since the lab we are building it is for cluster environment. Make sure you configure the virtual switch as per below. You will need to have the 2 internal VLAN configure.
Step 5: Preparing the VM
Vmware requirement to be created on the Hyper-V host. If you would like to check more on detail, please do visit the following http://www.wongchonkit.com/2012/06/windows-server-2012-installation.html

a)Domain controller + iSCSI
- memory (2gb)
- C(40gb) , D (100Gb)
- Hostname : DC1
- Connected to VLAN1 (

b)File Server 1

- memory (2gb)
- C(40gb) 
- Hostname : FS11
- Connected to VLAN1 (
- Connected to VLAN2 (
c)File Server 2

- memory (2gb)
- C(40gb) 
- Hostname : FS12
- Connected to VLAN1 (
- Connected to VLAN1 (

c)Windows Client

- memory (2gb)
- C(40gb) 
- Hostname : CL7
- Connected to VLAN1 (

Other info

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