Part 3: Create a Virtual Shared Storage Solution in the Hyper-V Lab

Introduction In order to configure a Windows Failover Cluster inside a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V based virtual lab environment you must first prepare a shared storage solution that can be leveraged by the members of the Windows Failover Cluster.  While a separate virtual hard disk (VHD) can be attached to a stand-alone server inside a Hyper-V environment, it…


Part 2: Create a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V Lab Network

Introduction Creating a WIndows 2008 R2 domain network lab environment on a Windows Hyper-V host server involves creating a number of Windows 2008 R2 servers, each to fulfull a required role.  Central to any Windows server domain network is an Active Directory Domain Controller (DC) and Domain Name Services (DNS) server.  With the core network infrastructure in place member servers can then…

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Series: Building a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Virtual Lab

Overview In this series of posts I will share how to build a virtual development & test lab for the purpose of experiencing the process of implementing the new SQL Server 2012 “Denali” high-availability and disaster recovery features.  What’s more, this lab can then be used to explore some of SQL Server 2012’s other other new…

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