Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning server storage, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…When initially configuring your servers, you also need to go ahead and…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.…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…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?…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…
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?