Friday, December 2, 2016

70-462 Training Kit Setup Preparation: Hyper-V - SQL server 2012 on Windows server 2012 R2 - Part 2

Here we are in the last section to configure the practice Setup . We will assume at this point that sysprep has been executed on the parent Vm as described in the first part of this Lab (see Part 1>>) and all the VMs have gone through setup process. 

  1. OS Configuration Overview

This section is comprised of the bellow tasks: 
- Re-name all servers
- Configure IP addresses, 
- Install and configure the CONTOSO.COM domain,
- Join all servers to the domain. 

The following instruction are to be applied in order to set the domain controller machine along with the network configuration for each of the remaining VMs

A- Prepare DC server

 Open a Command line box and run the following: (using Windows Key + R : cmd)
Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:DC
re-start using shutdown /r /t 0 

B- Prepare SQL-A server

 Open a Command line box and run the following: 
Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.20
Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:SQL-A
re-start using shutdown /r /t 0  
       

C- Prepare SQL-B server

 Open a Command line box and run the following: 

Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.30
Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:SQL-B
re-start using shutdown /r /t 0          

D- Prepare SQL-C server

Open a Command line box and run the following: 
Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.40
Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:SQL-C
re-start using shutdown /r /t 0  

E- Prepare SQL-D server

  • Open a Command line box and run the following: 

Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.50
Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:SQL-D
re-start using shutdown /r /t 0  

F- Prepare SQL-Core server

  • Open a Command line box and run the following: 
Netsh interface ipv4 set address "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.60
Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary
netdom renamecomputer %computername% /newname:SQL-Core
 re-start using shutdown /r /t 0 

G- Install and configure the domain controller CONTOSO.COM

  • Power on the DC vm and login.
  • Server Manager: Add Roles and Features:     Next> Next>

  • Add Active Directory Domain Services. It will prompt you to install additional services and features too:
  • Click Add Features. Also check DNS Server, Add Features and Next

  • Next:      (notice Group Policy Management has been added for you)     
  • Next:

  • Next: double check "Specify an alternate source path" be sure it is set to D:\Sources\SxS\
  • Click Install. This will take approximately 5 minutes.Once installation is complete, the software needs to be configured.

  • Click on the link "Promote this server to a domain controller" in server manager:
  •  Add a new forest with the correct domain name: CONTOSO.COM & enter the same password as above:
  • Next:
  • Next:
  • Next: 

    Though the training Kit suggest to separate active directory database and log file            
    locations but we can keep it as displayed by default in the wizard. 
  • Next (note that you can view the script it will generate if you like):
  •   Next – you will some warnings but all of them should pass successfully
  •  Install:
     The final installation and configuration will take approximately 5 minutes and will       
      automatically re-boot when done. Now that more services are running on DC, start-ups will take a little longer.
  • You can now login to your new domain:

  •  Create Kim_akers user :
    Go to Server Manager>Tools> Active Directory Users and Computers. 
Expand the domain, right click on Users: New User. 
Enter the info for the Kim_Akers account:

  • Next (set password to same one as given in the training kit, uncheck User must change password at next login and check Password never expires):
  • Next and Finish.
    Select the Users folder under the domain and double click on the Kim Akers account.     
    Switch the tab to Member Of and click the Add button:
    Add the following and then click on Check Names (to verify and resolve):
    Enterprise Admins; Domain Admins; Schema Admins


Click OK and OK.

  • Configuration for DC is complete.

H- Remaining Server Configurations

SQL-A Configuration
netdom join SQL-A /domain:contoso.com

SQL-B Configuration
netdom join SQL-B /domain:contoso.com
SQL-C Configuration
netdom join SQL-C /domain:contoso.com

SQL-D Configuration
netdom join SQL-D /domain:contoso.com
SQL-Core Configuration
netdom join SQL-Core /domain:contoso.com

  • Go ahead and login using CONTOSO\Kim_Akers on each of the  (click the arrow on the left to switch to a different user) and then power it down using shutdown /s /t 0
  • Re-boot and then login and double check on DC; Server Manager: Tools: Active Directory Users and Computers. Under Computers, you should now see all the nodes: SQL-A,SQL-B,SQL-B,SQL-D,SQL-Core:
  • The full configuration is now complete


Note:

Depending on your host resources, you can do the remaining vm's configurations one at a time or in parallel. Just realize that when you need to join a server to the domain, the DC needs to be running.

Part 2 Heads-up: If you have to get running fast, you might consider disabling Windows Firewall on all of your servers and enable ICMP IPv4 so ping can work.
Total hard drive space needed for this 70-462 Lab prior to installing SQL Server 2012 (six virtual machines ) :  51.4 GB

References

The following links were either linked directly in this post or were used  to consolidate the information needed for this deployment to be completed.
 Bruce Hendry - MCSA 70-462 Training Kit Preparation: Hyper-V Lab Environment Setup

Todd Kleinhans How to Build An Affordable SQL Server 2012 Lab 

https://toddkleinhans.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/how-to-build-an-affordable-sql-server-2012-lab/

How to Import and Export Virtual Machine in Windows Hyper-V Server


5 comments:

  1. This was very helpful, thank you. One thing to note that I was not aware of is that the export of a VM can only be imported one time. So I had to keep exporting the Parent to create each VM.

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    1. no you dont I used only one export for all the VMs . Read carefully the related section.

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  2. Hi, thanks so much for this guide.
    I'm stuck at "Netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers "Ethernet" static 10.10.10.10 primary"
    it keeps telling me "access denied." Is there anything else I should try?
    Thanks.

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