I need someone to do eight discussion post
These post is not to be written as a paper. This assignment is not a paper assignment but simply a discussion of nurmerous questions i will post. Responses to these questions need to be 100 words or longer in length. Any infromation used needs to be properly cited in apa format and in text citation.
1. The ability to reduce downtime is very crucial for all organizations. As we’ve been discussing, reduced downtime is one of the key benefits of using virtual technology. There is also a move to virtualizing the end user workstation. It’s interesting that in the past, there use to be organizations that implored the use of dumb terminals that connected back to a central system where data was kept. Over the years, dumb terminals were slowly replaced with fully capable PCs that would connect back to a server via client software for data. Now, the idea of dumb terminals seems to be making a comeback. What are your thoughts on this idea? If your organization is in the midst or has implemented a similar concept of virtual desktops, Why did you organization choose to use virtual desktop it’s users?
2.As was briefly discussed last week, virtualizing server installations has become the new norm or expectation in order to minimize on server hardware purchase needs, saving energy, maximizing the use of existing server hardware resources and increase provisioning and service uptimes. Starting with Windows Server 2008, Microsoft added features to support virtualization and in Windows Server 2012, Microsoft added some additional features to administrating virtualized environments. Microsoft’s virtualization technology is called HyperVisor. HyperVisor competes with other well know production virtualization technologies such as VMWare ESX and vSphere. What has Microsoft improved in Windows Server 2012 when it comes to provisioning and administrating a virtualized environment?
3.As discussed last week, it’s important to configure storage in the proper format as well as making sure sufficient storage is allotted for the intended purpose of the associated system or services. Virtual storage configured within Microsoft Windows Servers can be configure to grow automatically with the needs of the system. Setting up the server like this can come at a performance cost. Many System Administrators who manage virtualized environments prefer to increase storage needs as it is deemed necessary. In what situation would it be advantageous to automate the increase of storage for virtualized systems?
As with a physical server installation, virtual servers also have to be able to communicate with other systems or clients in order to provide the needed data. Hyper-V provides a few different virtual network types that can be configured. Below are 3 examples:
External Virtual Network -Virtual machines connected to an external virtual network are given access to the external network via a physical network adapter installed in the host system.
Internal Virtual Network – Virtual machines connected to an internal virtual network have access to both the parent partition and other virtual machines attached to the same virtual network.
Private Virtual Network – Virtual machines connected to a private virtual network have access only to other virtual machines attached to the same virtual network.
Describe a scenario where a private virtual network would be beneficial for a virtual server.
5.Discuss one or two key competitors of Microsoft’s Hyper-V® product. What are the pros and cons of each product?
6.Discuss one or two key competitors of Microsoft’s Hyper-V® product. What are the pros and cons of each product?
7.Discuss the flexibility of virtual networking and how it can aid administrators in providing better security for their systems.
One of the main tools used for remote administration in Windows Server 2012 is Server Manager. Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 allows administrators to add servers connected to the network and manage them remotely. However, there are some limitations with utilizing this solution. One of the limitations is that administrators cannot install roles or features on more than one server at a time. They must be installed on each server individually. Also, if there are workgroup servers they can be added, but the authentication has to be changed or the administrator cannot manage them. Another feature within Server Manager is using server groups. An administrator can use server groups to group servers by location or function to keep things better organized. However, with server groups administrators still do not have the ability to add features or roles to an entire list. They must be applied to each server individually. How best can Server Manager be integrated with other tools for remote management?