You are currently as administrator for the Contoso Corporation. The Contoso Corporation has two large sites. The corporate office in New York and the manufacturing site is in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, the Contoso Corporation has five smaller sites.
At the Corporate site, you currently ahve eight physical Hyper-V hosts that host approximately one hundred twenty virtual machines. The virtual machines are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. The servers are needed to host email, various databses, file services, print services, adn a point of sales application. The virtual machines are stored on a centrally located storage are network that has multiple power supplies, and use redundant array of independent disks (RAID).
Over the last three years you have had two power failures that caused the servers to go down at the corporate office. Recently, during one of these incidents, files on one of the servers were correupted. It was later discovered that the backup could only partially restore the data files, but could not restore the server itself.
The servers must remain available and reliable. As the administrator, you must ensure that you can recover fro a failure or problem quickly with minimum loss.
Write a 5 page paper in which you:
1. Develop a continuity plan/ disaster plan for COntoso Corporation in which you address the following:
Suggest an approach that provides redundancy (failover) for all mission critical functions in the event of a disaster including power failure. COnsider the following in your approach; Essential Infrastructure; Email; Database; File Services; Print Services; Point of Sale Applications; Power Redundancy Solutions
Identify the changes that should be made to the backup procedures in order to address the problem with the server backups
Outline the necessary actions that Server Administration must verify for proper operation of severs in the event of a failover.
Provide a plan for returning all services back to the primary system once the crisis has passed.
Examine the pros and cons of moving part of the data center to the Cleveland office and housing it there in a permanent basis. Provide your recommendation for the stated action
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