Implementing Virtualization with Hyper-V

You want to optimize your datacenter using Hyper-V virtualization. You have targeted four servers with dual-core processors that are old and taking up quite a bit of space. You want to implement the functions of these four servers using virtual machines. Two servers are running Windows Server 2012 R2, and two are running Windows Server 2016. Each of the four servers has two disks, one for the Windows OS and the other for data storage. The OS volume is using about 100 GB of space on each server, and the data volume is a 250 GB volume with each server using about half the available space. You need to devise a plan to deploy each of the four servers as a virtual machine. Create a plan that details the host server hardware and software configuration (what edition of Windows Server 2016 should be installed, what server roles, etc.) and the virtual machine configuration. What are some of the considerations that must be taken into account to implement your plan? What are some of the options for transferring the function of each server to a virtual machine?

Choosing Checkpoints.

Your network has four Hyper-V hosts, which are running three domain controllers and about 10 member servers. Three of the member servers named HR1, HR2, and HR3 are running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V host; the others are running on Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V hosts. All VMs are running Windows Server 2016. You are currently running an enterprise human resources application on the HR1, HR2, and HR3 servers. You are considering upgrading this application to a new version that was recently released. Before you proceed with the upgrade, you set up a test environment consisting of a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V host and three VMs. You haven’t been using checkpoints on any of your VMs, but you want to start doing so as an extra form of disaster recovery in the event of VM corruption or errors introduced by updates. On your test environment, you want to use checkpoints while you are testing the new application. What type of checkpoints should you use throughout your live network and test network? Explain.

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