Free Hyper-v 2012 environment – that’s right, FREE as in free beer!
I’ve migrated my home gear and labs from a 1/2 size rack to a single shelf.
I won’t bore you with the details of moving from FreeNAS and ESXi to Netgear ReadyNAS and Windows 2012
Hyper-v free, but here’s the ingredients :
NETGEAR ReadyNAS 3xx
2x Gigabyte BRIX (with Dlink usb gigabit Ethernet adapters)
Windows 2012 Hyper-v Free (now running and tested with the built-in continuous replication and failover, no domain)
Dual Server (Dns and DHCP with full replication and redundancy)
Poweshell Hyper-v Manager (PSHVM30)
DeltaCopy(Rsync capability for backups and non-vm replication)
5nine Hyper-v manager (release 6.1)
This amounts to a fairly bullet proof set-up ( I also have two separate adsl lines with their own modems in bridged mode, controlled via my Pfsense virtual firewall)