My Proposed Server/Network Upgrade. Suggestions?
This is what i want to propose to SLT to be done this summer. Can anyone spot any problems or things i should re-think?
Keep our Current backup server as it is with PowerVault storage and tape library connected to it.
Decommision all other rack servers.
Keep all newer blade servers and upgrade RAM and NICs. Host 1 as a standalone DC, 4 hosting Virtual Servers and 1 server spare ready to take any VM's from a server that fails.
Using Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager to manage virtual servers.
Rebuild all servers to use Server 2008 R2. Datacentre for all servers hosting VM's, Enterprise for Backup server, standalone DC and virtual server instances. (or should i use datacentre for everything?)
All VM's hosted on SAN that is already in place.
Upgrade Excahnge 2007 to 2010.
Upgrade from Backup Exec 12.5 to 2010
Should i consider a 2nd SAN for mirroring?
We are running ISA Server 2006 and believe that it doesnt run on Server 2008? Is there something i can do or is there no alternative other than keeping a server 2003 server running to host ISA on?