Thursday, August 19, 2010

Windows 2008 R2

  1. Create vm with 1gb ram, 12gb hd, with Win2008R2 64bit iso and run

  2. Activate Windows with PID

  3. Update Time Zone

  4. Update computer name and join domain (don't reboot just yet!)

  5. Enable Remote Desktop

  6. Turn off Windows Firewall for Domain, Home and Public

    1. Think about it. This server is in the green zone. And it you wanna have Symantec CSP installed, you eventually want this off anyway.

  7. Install VMWare Tools

  8. Shut down the VM

  9. Reconfig the VM to have only 512mb RAM... yes, thats right folks! Squeeze-em'!

  10. Start the VM, and now RDP straight to the box via either the name or IP

  11. Start > Admin Tools > iSCSI initiator - click yes to turn the service on

  12. Put the IP address of the OpenFiler Server in the Target box on the first tab > click Quick Connect

  13. Connect to each of the disk resources that are going to be clustered (quorum, data, logs)

  14. Click OK

  15. Open Disk Manager and bring each disk online

  16. Then give them the same drive letter as they are on the other node(s)

  17. Open the Initial Configuration Tasks > Add Features > Select Failover Clustering

  18. Click Next > click Install > click Close

  19. Start the Failover Manager

  20. Click Validate Configuration > Add the current server name > click Add

  21. Enter the name of another Windows 2008 R2 Ent x64 VM that is configured the same way up to this step.

  22. Click Next, Run all test > click Next > Confirmation click Next > Click View Report

  23. Create a new cluster > give it a name > give it an IP address > click Next

  24. Confirmation click Next > Summary Success! click Finish

  25. Shut down each node - bring one node online and then bring the other one online.  Reboot each node to test failover of the disk resources.

  26. now you can install SQL 2008 R2 as a cluster

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