Moving Windows 2003 Server to SAN

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Active Directory
AD
PDC
SAN
Windows Server 2003
Has anyone out there in a Windows 2003 AD environment successfully moved their operation master server’s (RID, PDC, Infrastructure) operating system to a SAN?

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Not sure what you mean here. A SAN is a Storage Area Network. You can’t run AD FSMO roles on a SAN. You can setup your DC to store it’s AD database on the SAN which will work fine. And you can run the FSMO roles on a domain controller which is using the SAN for storage also with no problem. But there is no way to run FSMO roles directly on a SAN as a SAN doesn’t have an OS which you can make a domain controller.

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  • Golanego
    I have created an Active Directory domain on a SAN using VMWARE ESX w/ EMC Clarrion/Celerra ISCSI LUNs.
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  • Wrobinson
    Servers such as domain controllers are typically not very resoruce intensive and therefore, are often considered good candiates for virtualization from a purely technical perspective; however, it is an unsupported configuration. Microsoft pledges only to provide commercially reasonable support for its products running on non-Microsoft virtualization software. For more information see the official support policy http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615.
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    Microsoft support policy for non-Microsoft virtualization software http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615
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  • Buddyfarr
    funny, even though VMWare is the market leader in virtualization leave it to microsoft to drop support for their own product when running on VMSession.
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