Setting a Lab in this day and age is like re-inventing the wheel, with Cloud at our disposal and plethora of virtual Labs available. Both Azure and AWS offers free credits up to tune of $150/mo or $100/mo to test their products, (MSDN subscription, AWS free credits , other offers) but sometimes your want of building from ground up takes control and you jump in without giving a second thought
Setup: Two Domain with two servers in each domain
My desire to do this was to achieve following tasks.
- one domain being windows only and other domain Being Rhel/Ubuntu with Windows as Domain controller
- Integrate Linux server into a Windows Domain
- Test Always on Failover between multi subnet or different Domains
or between Linux and Windows
- Log Shipping, Mirroring , Replication between Windows and Linux
My Laptops configuration to do this are
OS: Windows 10 Pro (Hyper-V is supported only on Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise)
RAM : 32 GB DDR4 RAM
Storage: 1 TB HDD and 128 GB SSD,
Processor: Intel i7 -7700 HQ @2800 MHz with 4 Cores.
Virtualization S/W: Hyper-V
Software’s or Tools used:
Red Hat Linux Server edition try for 30 days
SQL Server Operations Studio for Installing on Linux server’s
I have tried using hyper-v and virtual box but in my experience when I try this with virtual box my system slows down and doing even mundane tasks is a pain, with Hyper-V it was smooth sailing all the way.
I know I have a lot to achieve so to make it more readable and not be overwhelming I will make this into short blog posts