Monday, 27 July 2015

Best Practices for Virtualizing Domain Controllers

Virtual DC Best Practices

  1. DCs require VM High Availability
  2. Never pause, clone or snapshot a DC
  3. Not all backups are created equal
  4. Avoid clock drift
  5. Don't overprovision resources
  6. Ensure backups actually work
  7. Implement anti-affinity rules
  8. Separate client and administrative traffic
  9. Prioritise quick object restores
  10. Monitor storage performance
  11. Remain a bit physical
  12. Have a plan for disaster recovery

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