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Planning server storage

From: Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012

Video: Planning server storage

{QTtext}{width:960}{textColor:65280,65280,65280}{justify:center}{timescale:1000}{backColor:0,0,0}{plain}{font:Verdana}{size:20} When initially configuring your servers, you also need to go ahead and If I want a big file server, then a need to plan for Another question to ask is, do I want to use several smaller servers? If I'm using several smaller servers, then the storage needs for Estimating required storage space can be impacted by the type of If it is spread out across a large geographical area ,then you will have to If you're setting up a database of some sort,

Planning server storage

When initially configuring your servers, you also need to go ahead and a domain controller, because, on a domain controller, you need a minimum of 100 plan out your server storage needs.

To do this, you can ask yourself several different questions. One question to ask yourself is, do I want a big file server? If I want a big file server, then a need to plan for a large amount of storage on that server. meg per user just to store their basic profile information. Another question to ask is, do I want to use several smaller servers? If I'm using several smaller servers, then the storage needs for Estimating required storage space can be impacted by the type of each server will be smaller then in the previous case. Additionally, I may want to ask myself about virtualization. Do I want to use virtualization on my server? If I want to use virtualization on my server, that will not only impact my storage, but it'll also impact how I configure my network. Another question to ask is, do I have a centralized organization? This means, is my organization centralized in one location, or is it spread out across a large geographical area? server you're going to use.

server you're going to use. If it is spread out across a large geographical area ,then you will have to consider if you want to store your files on local sites, or in a central location that all your sites access. Finally, you need to ask yourself how many users need to access my server? If you're setting up a database of some sort, This is an especially important consideration for a domain controller, because, on a domain controller, you need a minimum of 100 meg per user just to store their basic profile information. Estimating required storage space can be impacted by the type of then the type of database you're setting up will impact storage requirements. Active Directory needs storage requirements for a user database. DNS has storage requirements, also. DNS servers store a database of the sites they have accessed so as to streamline accessing those same sites in the future.

Application servers also have storage needs. You need to set aside storage for the files of the applications specifically, but you also need to set aside storage space for any additional storage needs recommended by the manufacturer. User storage needs are also important. Not just for the user database and active directory, but also, you need to set aside a certain amount of free storage for each user based on your company's policy and consider that in your storage needs as well. You also need to consider future storage needs for your network.

You also need to consider future storage needs for your network. You need to consider future storage needs of your updates. You need to consider any new users you may add in the future, both for their profile and for their allocated storage space. You need to also consider database expansion that may be needed in the future. A final consideration for disk planning is Storage Spaces. Storage Spaces is a new feature that Microsoft has added to Sever 2012. Storage Spaces gives Sever 2012 some additional capabilities previous versions of Sever did not have.

additional capabilities previous versions of Sever did not have. One of the things it does, is create a new virtualization technology for Server 2012 when it comes to storing virtual machines. Also, Storage Spaces can create a virtual storage pool from unused physical disk space. What this means, is Storage Spaces can take unused disk space on physical drives, and combine them together to create a virtual storage space called a storage pool. Storage Spaces also allows virtual disks to behave just like physical disks.

What this means is, you can manage a virtual disk exactly the way you would have managed a physical disk in previous versions of server. Finally, a warning about Storage Spaces is that it's dependent on the operating system. What that means is, if your operating system crashes, everything stored using Storage Spaces will be lost.

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