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NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server
Quick Start Guide
Install and Configure NEC Fault Tolerant Servers to Provide
Maximum Availability to Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1
For the latest information, please see
http://www.necam.com/servers/ft/
and
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualserver

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    NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide Install and Configure NEC Fault Tolerant Servers to Provide Maximum Availability to Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 For the latest information, please see http://www.necam.com/servers/ft/ http://www.microsoft.com/virtualserver...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..........................1 Quick Start Guide Operating Environment ................ 1 Guide Scenario ........................2 Guide Goal .......................... 3 STEP 1: Install the Hardware ....................4 Connecting to the Network ....................4 Adapter Fault Tolerant Teams ................... 4 Switch Fault Tolerant Teams ..................... 5 Adaptive Load Balancing Teams ..................

  • Page 3: Introduction

    File server; and • Exchange 2003 mail server. Currently, NEC FT systems do not support 64-bit applications so the email virtual machine will run Exchange 2003 instead of Exchange 2007. • You install Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later. There are no extra services or applications running on the Virtual Server Host.

  • Page 4: Guide Scenario

    The virtualization solution uses three virtual machines (domain controller, file server, and email server) which will run on the FT Server. Figure 2 shows the target virtual environment. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 5: Guide Goal

    STEP 4: Install and configure Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 • STEP 5: Install and configure the guest virtual machines The rest of this Quick Start Guide walks you through each of these steps. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 6: Step 1: Install The Hardware

    An FT Server provides your virtual solution with hardware fault tolerance and performance. To use the fault tolerance built into the NEC servers, you must configure the hardware components correctly. Specifically, to provide redundancy for network connectivity, you must install multiple network adapters. In addition, to maintain operation in the event of a power outage, you must configure the power inputs correctly.

  • Page 7: Switch Fault Tolerant Teams

    When the server is running multiple virtual machines, sudden loss of power to the server will have a critical impact on your network infrastructure. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    For more information about correctly locating your server in your rack, see the FT Server Site Planning Guide on the NECAM website: http://support.necam.com/servers/ft/320Ma/NR573.pdf For more information about server installation and power requirements, see the FT Server System Installation Guide on the NECAM website: http://support.necam.com/servers/ft/320Ma/NR575.pdf NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 9: Step 2: Install The Operating System

    It is important that the operating system and the FT Server interact effectively to provide your virtual solution with all fault tolerant capabilities. Because the NEC Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 solution gains its fault tolerance from the hardware configuration, it is important that you install the necessary NEC hardware drivers and utilities to enable the fault tolerant capabilities of the server.

  • Page 10: Using Group Policy To Disable Automatic Updates

    Click Exit to dismiss the Post Installation Check Tool dialog box. 11. The Has the NEC ExpressCluster Web service been set up? message box may appear during the NEC ExpressCluster SRE installation, but it will automatically disappear after 5 seconds. DO NOT react to this prompt, or the system may appear to hang.

  • Page 11: Configuring Windows For Virtual Server 2005 R2 Sp1

    In System Properties, on the Advanced tab, in the Performance section select Settings. b. In Performance Options, select the Advanced tab. c. Configure the settings as shown below. Figure 6 shows how you should configure the settings on the Advanced tab. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    After you install Windows and the necessary NEC drivers and third-party utilities, you must configure fault tolerance for the components that the IPL and post-IPL procedures do not configure. Specifically, you must configure fault tolerance for the network connection and hard disks.

  • Page 13: Step 3: Configure The Server Hardware

    3. In ftSMC, select the disk you are going to mirror in the I/O enclosure. To do this, expand ftServer I/O Enclosures, I/O Enclosure – x(10 or 11), Storage Enclosure – x(10 or 11), and Slot - 1, and then click Disk - 0. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    After synchronization, the LEDs on both disks show a steady green light and, in the details pane for the disk and for the virtual disk, ftSMC displays a value of Duplex next to OpState: State. The value next to Status for the virtual disk is None. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 15: Network Adapter Teaming

    PROSet to flash the LED on each adapter. In PROSet, click the adapter, on the General tab, click Identify Adapter and follow the instructions in the Identify Adapter message box. Figure 10 shows the Teaming Wizard settings. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    After you have finished configuring fault tolerance for your FT Server, you will install Virtual Server R2 SP1. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 17: Step 4: Install And Configure Virtual Server 2005 R2 Sp1

    The installation of the Web application on a separate management system requires that you do the following: • Configure Constrained Delegation for the management system account in Active Directory. • Run a custom installation of Virtual Server and choose to install only the Web application. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 18: Installing Virtual Server

    Before you configure Constrained Delegation, ensure the domain functional level is Windows Server 2003 native. Complete the following steps to configure constrained delegation: 1. On the domain controller, open Active Directory Users and Computers. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    Figure 13: Configure the Virtual Server Web Application port. 6. Select Configure the Administration Website to always run as the Local System account, and then click Next. 7. Click Install to begin the installation. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    Setup Wizard. After you install Virtual Server R2 SP1 on the FT Server and the management Website on a separate system, you now can deploy the virtual machines to the FT Server. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 21: Step 5: Installing And Configuring The Guest Virtual Machines

    Figure 14 shows this process. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    Server 2003, Enterprise Edition. Once the infrastructure is in place it All applications are migrated, even can significantly reduce migration those that may not be required. times. Table 2: Creation options for virtual machines. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 23: Resource Assignment

    Table 3 shows that the virtual machines require a total of 3 GB of RAM, 700 GB of disk space, and a 3 GHz processor. You must add to these amounts the host physical server resource requirements so that you can calculate the resource requirements for the solution. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 24: Creating The Virtual Machines

    To install Virtual Machine Additions: 1. On the Master Status page, click the arrow to the right of the virtual machine and select Edit Configuration. 2. Select the link to start Virtual Machine Additions setup. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 25: Domain Controller (dc1) Build Checklist

    To migrate a file server role from a physical server to a virtual machine requires additional steps to ensure the configuration and user data is maintained. Typically, you use either the P2V process or a backup solution to NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 26: Email Server (ex1) Build Checklist

    The email server migration uses a similar “side-by-side” approach to that used for the domain controller migration. The Exchange Server infrastructure and tools allow you to create a new Exchange Server and move NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 27: Limit Virtual Machine Processor Usage

    Reserved Capacity Virtual Server reserves this capacity of a single CPU for this virtual machine. The percentage of CPU capacity that is available to it will never be less than this amount. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 28: Maximum Capacity

    4. Configure the virtual machine to turn on automatically when Virtual Server starts. 5. Configure the virtual machine to Save state when Virtual Server stops. Figure 16 shows you how to configure these settings. 6. Click OK. NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

  • Page 29: Next Steps

    9bffcd237da2&displaylang=en You have now been through the process of creating a resilient and reliable virtual server environment with NEC Fault Tolerant Servers and Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1. By following the recommendations, steps, and procedures in this guide you will create a flexible and robust virtualization environment for virtual machine-based production systems on your NEC Corporation of America Fault Tolerant Server (FT Server) platform.

  • Page 30: Additional Resources

    To find answers in Microsoft forums and newsgroups, locate non-Microsoft communities for Virtual Server, join in chats, and share best practices and tips with your peers, visit the Official Microsoft Virtual Server Community site at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/en-us/virtualserver/ NEC Express5800 Fault Tolerant Virtual Server Quick Start Guide...

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    The information contained in this document represents the current view of NEC Corporation of America on the installation procedures discussed as of the date of the publication. Because NEC Corporation of America must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of NEC Corporation of America, and NEC Corporation of America cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication.

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