Presentation on theme: "What’s New: Windows Server 2012 R2 Tim Vander Kooi Systems Architect www.NetComLearning.com."— Presentation transcript:
What’s New: Windows Server 2012 R2 Tim Vander Kooi Systems Architect
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 & Server 2012 R2 Topics we will cover Changes to the GUI New Management Features and Abilities What’s new in Storage Virtual Networks Updates and additions to Server Virtualization VDI capabilities
What’s new in Server Management and Automation Server Manager PowerShell 4.0 Essentials DHCP IPAM
Server Manager Management from a single pane of glass Dashboard with your customized view of your server environment Problems can be fixed across multiple servers from within Server Manager Add roles and start or stop services on local or remote servers Servers can be grouped to suit your needs
PowerShell 4.0 16 New Modules 652 New Cmdlets 3,603 New Parameters
New Modules in Windows Server 2012 R2
New Cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2
New Parameters in Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server Essentials Experience Essentials is now installed as a Role on Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter servers Can be installed on a Domain Controller but DC role is not required to allow for secondary server installation
Demo Server Manager Essentials
New Management Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Highly Available DHCP Service Provides out-of-the-box support for failover with no need for server clustering Consists of two servers which can be located across different geographic locations Can be setup in an active/active or active/passive configuration Might still require configuration of DHCP Helper Addresses
New Management Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 IP Address Management (IPAM) Manages both Physical and Virtual address space Monitors health of IP Address environment Uses SQL Server to store IP address information Allows definition of user roles, access scope and access policy via role-based access control Works in conjunction with System Center Virtual Machine Manager through a plugin
New Management Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Automatically classify data based on content as files are created of modified Manage access control and audit policies from Active Directory Integration with RMS allows for automated encryption of data Access and audit policies can be applied across multiple file servers
Demo Highly available DHCP
New Storage Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Managing physical storage and storage virtualization Application support for file servers Parity, mirrored and simple configurations Hardware offloading with SMB Direct Data deduplication Storage tiers Transparent failover SMB Multichannel Storage QOS SMB Encryption Thin provisioning Storage Live Migration
New Storage Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 SANS are NOT dead! However… They are no longer required to enable enterprise level virtualization!!!
New Storage Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 Storage Pools and Storage Spaces Virtualization of storage High availability and redundancy via mirroring or parity Utilization of storage is optimized through thin provisioning Connections possible to Solid-State Drives (SSD), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial AT Attachment (SATA) hard- disk drives
New Storage Capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Tiering Use solid-state drives (SSD) and hard-disk drives (HHD) in a tiered storage space Improves performance/cost using industry-standard hardware Data can be prioritized and pinned to appropriate performance tier
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Both Physical and Virtual scalability have been greatly improved Host support 320 logical processors per host 4TB memory per host 1,024 virtual machines per host Cluster support 64 physical nodes 8,000 virtual machines per cluster Virtual Machine support 64 Virtual processors 1TB memory
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Generation 2 Virtual Machines Dynamic Storage UEFI firmware with support for GPT OS disks > 2TB Faster boot time from Virtual SCSI Online Resize capable Security UEFI firmware supports Secure Boot Fewer emulated devices reduces attach surface of VM Operations PXE Boot via vNIC Hot-add Optical drives
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization New Virtual Hard Disk Format (VHDX) Capacity up to 64TB Corruption protection in event of power failure VHDX when used with Generation 2 machines Expand and Shrink Virtual SCSI disks while VM is running
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Dynamic Memory Introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2 Improvements in Server 2012 & 2012 R2 Minimum memory configuration Startup memory configuration Smart Paging Memory Ballooning Memory configuration while VM is running
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Virtual Machine Live Cloning Export a clone of running VM Allows Duplication of a virtual machine while it is running! Point-in-time Image of running VM is exported to selected location Exported VM can be imported at desired location Export from existing checkpoint of a VM Allows for export of a clone of a VM from an existing checkpoint Excellent way to troubleshoot systems without downtime!!
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Live Migration has been Upgraded Live Migration from Server 2012 hosts to Server 2012 R2 hosts Allows for upgrading hosts from Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V with no downtime of VMs Includes Shared Nothing Live Migration When using SMB share for storage, only the VM run state is transferred for faster migration Can be automated with PowerShell This is a one-way migration only!!! No Live Migration from Server 2102 R2 back to Server 2012!
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization Automatic Virtual Machine Activation Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter host is activated using license key Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs created using Automatic Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) key activates against the valid activated Hyper-V host AVMA key can be injected in the build for VMs No product keys to manage on individual VMs Reporting & Tracking are built in Activation works when VMs are migrated across differing hosts
What’s New in Windows Server 2012 & Server 2012 R2 Where to go from here? SMB Server Pools and Storage Spaces Virtual Networking VDI capabilities What’s right for you? System Center – SCCM, SCVMM, SCDPM all have expanded roles due to Server 2012 R2 improvements The Cloud??? Does it effect you? Do you hybrid?