Previous Post in Series: Part 3: Deploy a 2 Node Shared SAS 2016 Storage Spaces Cluster
Welcome to part 4 of the Server 2016 Features series. In this section we’re going to deploy a 3 node Hyper-V cluster, below is a quick breakdown of the tasks that will be covered: Continue reading “Part 4: Deploy and Configure a 3 Node 2016 Hyper-V Cluster”
Previous Post in Series: Part 2: Deploy a Highly Available SCVMM Instance Step-by-Step
Welcome to part 3 of the Server 2016 Features Series. In this deployment, VM storage will be provided to our Hyper-V cluster by means of Scale-Out file server shares (in advance of creating our Hyper-V cluster). This guide will take you through the deployment and configuration of a 2 node Shared SAS Storage Spaces cluster and the Scale-Out File Server role that sits on it. Here is a breakdown of the tasks that will be covered: Continue reading “Part 3: Deploy a 2 Node Shared SAS 2016 Storage Spaces Cluster”
Previous Post in Series: Part 1: Deploy SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups
Welcome to part 2 of the Server 2016 Features Series. As with SQL, we’re going to make use of Failover Clustering to deploy a clustered SCVMM environment in an Active-Passive setup.
Let’s dive right in! Continue reading “Part 2: Deploy a Highly Available SCVMM Instance Step-by-Step”
As I was about to start deploying a SQL server for use by VMM, I was reminded about how SQL is licensed when it’s for the purpose of hosting System Center databases. If you’re licensing your Hyper-V hosts with Cloud Platform Datacentre licenses, any SQL licences required for your System Center DBs are already covered.
With that in mind, I decided that if this was actually a production build, I’d build out a 2 node SQL AlwaysON cluster that uses Availability Groups for hosting all System Center databases.
The only database we will place here (during the guide) is the VMM database. For reasons I’ll explain a little further on, I had to go with the Enterprise edition of SQL, be aware though that only SQL Standard licensing is covered when using the Cloud Platform Datacentre licensing model for System Center. Continue reading “Part 1: Deploy SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups”