Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Dynamic disk volumes, part of Basic Installation and Configuration of Windows Server 2012.
…Now that we've looked at dynamic disks,…let's look at the dynamic disk topic in a little bit more detail.…The first thing we want to look at is dividing dynamic disks into volumes.…Dynamic disk supports five volume types.…The first volume type is the simple volume.…In a simple volume,…you basically take one hard drive, and you create a volume out of that hard drive.…A second volume type is a spanned volume.…In a spanned volume you can take two or…more hard drives, or portions of two or more hard drives and…create a single volume spanning all those drives or portions of drives.…
The striped volume, which is also known as RAID-0.…And is also sometimes called striped volume without parity.…Allows you to take two or more hard drives and…spread your volume out over those multiple hard drives.…However, when it does that it saves a portion of the data to each hard drive.…For example, if you had 3 hard drives has a striped volume,…one third of your data would be saved to each hard drive.…This allows you to write and read from the hard drive much more quickly.…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?