Thursday, December 24, 2009

setup windows server 2008 r2 enterprise for hyper v on dell pe r710

in the end of this year , I start to working to import our current physical server to hypver v , the so call virtualization

Hardware for this is Dell power edge r710 , which seems the best virtualization platform from dell , and with windows server 2008 r2 enterprise

why I like windows server 2008 r2 enterprise ? because , with 1 enterprise license , 4 free 2008 standard licenses are free for guest os , so for the cost issue , my company pick up windows server

the first thing to do is , make sure the intel vt function is enabled in bios setup , then install windows server 2008 r2 enterprise and add hyper v feature , this is an easy step , but vt function is disabled by dell's default , trouble shooting for this issue take me for 2 working days , so , please check this first

the second thing to do is , pick up which team mode for 4 onboard broadcom nics and how many virtual machine need to connect to the physical network , in my case , all my guest os need to connect to physical network , so , I just combine these 4 nics to 1 virtual nic , and select this virtual nic as external network for hypver v , this host server also need to connect to physical network , so host server and all guest os share the same virtual nic as well

the last ting to do is convert or install new virtual machine into hyper v

for team support , please download latest broadcom driver from dell web site , I don't know why dell's oem driver don't support team function

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