That’s it – it’s done. All virtualised servers for SBSfaq.com (aside from our public website) are now running on Windows 8 Hyper-V.
Yes – I know that Microsoft have said do not run this in production, but I am taking steps to minimise the risk so that I can learn the technology that will be the basis for whatever Microsoft does in the SMB market over the next few years. SBSfaq.com has a couple of servers – there’s our main SBS server, a W2008R2 Terminal Server, a W2008R2/SQL Server, and then a couple of additional servers for monitoring the network and things like that. A few weeks back, I moved over all of the servers with the exception of the SBS server to the Windows 8 with Hyper-V. Yesterday I moved over the SBS server to it and it’s running faster than ever and has been stable for the past 24 hours. I actually didn’t want to move it just yet, but a sudden bout of hardware instability in the old server forced my hand sooner than I had planned.
Now – I get to play with more cool stuff. I’m going to dig into Hyper-V Replica as a means for helping our clients at Correct Solutions to have a very cool way to have redundancy in their network at an affordable price. I’ll share some of my experiences here as they happen and as I’m permitted by the NDA I’ve signed with Microsoft.