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Hyper V Question

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by craigie, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Is it possible to have your Physical O/S (Server 2008 64Bit) as a Member Server of a Virtual Hyper V Domain?

    If so when you power the machine on, does Hyper V start the DC first, then you login on your Physical Sever, which validates credentials on your Virtual Server?

    I have used Hyper V at work, but this has always been for member servers, not the other way round.

    Any guidance would be appreciated.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Yes it is possible, is it recommend? I don't know. We run a virtual DC on a member server, however we also have a physical DC.

    It starts all the VM at the same time, there is a setting where you can specify the order in which the VM's boot up (I believe it's under "Automatic Start Action"). However as I'm not at work, so I can't double check.

    If you do do this, you may want to ensure that you have enabled cached credentials, plus also ensure that you can still log on locally to the member server (in case you disable the local admin account, etc) so that you can trouble shoot any issues that you may come across.

    It was always recommended that you do not have a mixture of Virtual & Physical DC's, however I believe that since 2008 r2 (don't know about the r1 release), that has been retified (timings and transfers).

    I hope that you find this useful :)

    -ken
     
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  3. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers Ken, much appreciated.
     
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