2.6 HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

Provide an overview of each of the editions of Windows Server 2012 R2. Include Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 in your overview. No more than half a page of information on each, no less than two paragraphs on each

For each edition of Windows Server 2012 R2, provide an example scenario (describe the client requirements) where that edition is the best choice

Outline the minimum hardware requirements for installing each edition of Windows Server 2012 R2.

2.4 SYSTEM SIZING

Comment on how the hardware configuration may vary depending on the services the server is providing. Provide at least four factors to consider when sizing hardware.

Explain why it is important to perform a hardware compatibility check prior to installation, especially when upgrading from Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2. Provide at least three risks and their potential consequences for an installation that does not perform a hardware compatibility check.

2.6 HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

Outline how a hardware compatibility check can be undertaken. Provide at least three methods. Provide links to resources.

2.7 OS LICENSING

Describe how the editions of Windows Server 2012 are licensed, include indicative list prices. Identify a server role that requires additional licensing.

2.8 CLIENT ACCESS LICENSING

Define and describe the following licensing options. Detail which editions of Windows Server 2012 R2 they are applicable to, and include indicative list prices.

• Windows Device CAL

• User-based CAL

3 SELECTION

3.1 SELECT OS EDITION

Using the information from your research, and the Client Brief, select a suitable edition of Windows Server 2012 R2.

3.2 SELECT OS ROLES AND FEATURES

Using the information from your research, and the Client Brief, identify roles and features that would be required and why they are required. Provide at least 5.

3.3 SELECT SERVER HARDWARE

Using the information from your research, and the Client Brief, select a suitably configured server. Include the list price.

4 INSTALLATION PLANNING

4.1 OH&S COMPLIANCE

Identify at least 5 OH&S hazards and how you plan to mitigate their risks.

4.2 INSTALLATION OPTIONS

Explain the following options available when installing Server 2012 R2 Standard edition and outline when and why you would use each of them:

• Clean install

• Upgrade

4.3 SERVER MIGRATION

Outline step by step how you would migrate from Server 2008 to Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition across all your servers to minimise the impact on the network availability and the users. 

Note:  This section is to address how you would plan for the migration to maximise its potential for success, as opposed to the actual installation/upgrade steps on the servers.

4.4 DATA MIGRATION

Identify tools that would aid in migrating data from legacy systems (such as user profiles, data on fileservers, or MS SQL Server databases). Provide at least 2.

4.5 GANTT CHART

Include a simple Gantt chart that outlines the key activities and effort (hrs) involved in the installation of the proposed server.

5 PROPOSAL

5.1 TOTAL COST

Using information from your research, selections made and planning provide an overall cost estimate that includes all labour, hardware and software (including client licenses). Include a cost breakdown.

 


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