SQL Server 2012 Unattended Installation on Windows Server 8

in part 5 will install sql server 2012 on 3 windows server 8 vm’s using gui and unattended installation to complete sql server 2012 next gen hadr labs prequisites

installing new instance of sql server at the command prompt enables you to stadardized sql server installation, selective features to install and how they should be configured.

 

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installing sql server 2012 on windows server 8


 

unattended installation of sql server 2012 on windows server 8

 

 

Configure Windows Server 8 ISCSI Target

In part 4 will configure Windows Server 8 ISCSI Target to complete SQL Server 2012 Next Gen HADR labs prequisites, In this Video will use domain controller to also play role of iSCSI target and create ISCSI disk then connects to this disk over the network to VM which then be using for setting up SQL Server FCI cluster

in part 4 will configure windows server 8 iscsi target to complete sql server 2012 next gen hadr labs prequisites, iscsi is a technology which is part of windows server 8 which allows scsi commands to be shared over the network to enable cheap and simple network storage options. in this video will use domain controller to also play role of iscsi target and create a iscsi disk then connects to this disk over the network to vm will be using for setting up sql server fci cluster. using iscsi initiator creates a new disk on the vm, which will format and puts into action. this is very useful for creating clustering scenarios, reduces the complexity of managing shared nothing scsi id’s and can be a very cost effective storage scenario. while the simple setup shown in this video works fine in a lab environment, in real life you would connect to your iscsi disk using a dedicated high speed network cards on a private network to reduce latency.

 

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Configure Windows Server 8 Hyper-V and Domain controller

In Part 3 video series to prepare SQL Server 2012 test lab using Windows Server 8 Beta Hyper-V, will configure Hyper-V, Parent disk for differential VHDs and a test domain controller using diff disk, for testing SQL Server 2012 Next Gen HADR test lab…

in part 3 video series to prepare sql server 2012 test lab using windows server 8 beta hyper-v, will configure hyper-v, parent disk for differential vhds  and a test domain controller using diff disk, for testing sql server 2012 next gen hadr test lab…

 

 

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configure windows server 8 hyper-v, parent and differential disks

 

 

configure windows server 8 domain controller

 

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Windows Server 8 Hyper-V Lab boot from VHD

Windows Server 8 Beta is out, check this video to use existing windows laptop/desktop to build VHD bootable Windows server 8 Hyper-v Test lab without formatting existing OS. You will learn how to boot to Windows Server 8 Virtual Hard Disk (VHD)…

windows server 8 beta is out, check this video to use existing windows laptop/desktop to build vhd bootable windows server 8 hyper-v test lab without formatting existing os. you will learn how to boot to windows server 8 virtual hard disk (vhd)…

check this post if you are looking to buy a desktop to see all components are compatible to hyperv and esxi5


download: install-windowsimage powershell script

steps: start powershell as administrator

execute: set-executionpolicy unrestricted

execute: cd c:sources

execute: .install-windowsimage.ps1 –wim c:sourcesinstall.wim -apply -index 4 -destination x:

download and install: easybcd 2.1