We have a requirement to install a Secondary Domain Controller/Backup Domain Controller which should meet the following requirements.
Presently we have a RACK SERVER (DELL PE-710 ) which is currently operating as a PRIMARY DOMAIN CONTROLLER/FILE SERVER/DB SERVER. The OS of the same is Genuine WINDOWS SERVER 2008 with SQL SERVER 2008 (GEUNINE) using as a BACK END for the Shared Application Software. In addition we are using TALLY ERP.9 and SHARED DATA FOLDERS in the Server.
The proposed Server must be a backup Server Pointing towards the existing Server mentioned above. This server needs to be UP automatically in case of any issues with the existing server which will minimize the downtime and accordingly the users will not be effected due to the downtime. I hope the following tasks to be completed in the proposed server.
a) AD from the existing DC to be synchronized to the proposed server (i.e any AD user added/ removed to be effected in the backup/secondary DC).
SQL DB presently exists in the PRIMARY DC to be synchronized to the new server so that the copy of the UPDATED LIVE DB will be there in TWO SERVERS
c) BACKUP of the existing DATA FOLDER which are updating on a daily basis to be backed up to the new proposed server as per the windows/third party backup software.
d) The new server to be fixed in the existing RACK and UPS (Snapshots of the same detailing KVM etc. are attached for your reference).
e) Presently we have an another server DELL T100 joined to the existing as a client, with the OS Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 Standard & SQL Server 2008 R2 using for another SHARED APPLICATION with SQL BACK END. Presently we have some issue with Storage Services of this server. The alert Log and status of the Virtual Disk are detailed in the below table. All the applications running in this server also to be shifted to the proposed Secondary/Backup and accordingly the access of the share folder to be provided to the selective AD user who are using the APPLICATION.
DATE & TIME
Fri Oct 31 15:40:16 2014
Virtual disk degraded: Virtual Disk 4 (Virtual Disk 4) Controller 0 (SAS 6/iR Adapter)
Fri Oct 31 15:40:15 2014
Device failed: Physical Disk 1:4 Controller 0, Connector 1
Fri Oct 3115:40:15 2014
Device failed: Physical
Disk 1:4 Controller 0,Connec tor 1
Fri Oct 3115:40:08 2014
Server Administrator startup complete
Fri Oct 31 15:40:08 20 14
Systems Management Data Manager Started
Fri Oct 31 15:40:07 2014
Server Administrator starting
Physical Disks included in Virtual Disk 4
Used Raid Disk Space
Available RAID DISK SPACE
Physical Disk 1:4
No Tasks Available
Physical Disk 1:5
No Tasks Available
I kindly request you all to please revert with your expertise and advise for the suitable model of the server meeting the above requirements.