Many of the IT environments have so called security driven approach. Every time I hear that something has to be implemented it is because security said so. Don’t get me wrong - by all means I like to be secure and compliant. In my opinion there should be balance between Security and Costs.
In Today’s post, I would like to show you how to configure Microsoft Clustering across Virtual Machines with shared disk - so-called Cluster in a Box(CiB). Typical use case for Microsoft Cluster / Failover Cluster is to have cluster nodes with shared storage. Typical use case for Cluster in a Box is when you have to provide availability on Operating System level for application/service and you can’t use Raw Device Mapping in your environment.
In May 2014 Veeam released excellent free Study Guide written by Orin Thomas about Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.
In third and last part of vCenter Server 5.5 installation I will cover vCenter Server installation with all bits and pieces around it.
In the second post of vCenter 5.5 installation, I will cover following topics.
- MSSQL databases preparation
- MSSQL ODBC connectivity
In the first post, I will show you how to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 to use it by vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows Server 2012. Next posts will cover Databases preparation and vCenter Server 5.5 installation.