Concerns when install vmware on a domain controller
Posted on 2008-01-28
I have a client with small setup.
We have 2 domain controllers
1. Dual Xeon 3.0 with 2 gig ram raid 1 80 gigs running Server 2003 SP1 OS and raid 5 for data share 500 gigs.
2. Old server acting as backup DC. Hardware not able to run vmware.
We have about 15 pc's using the share drive on the raid 5 which has about 90 gigs of data.
I would like to install vmware and run a terminal server with about 5 users on DC1. I have read mixed reviews on the matter and most have been outdated.
Is there any issue other than performance when installing vwware server 1.4 on a DC. I will upgrade the ram to 6 gig if needed.
Also will there be an ill affect by installing the VM on the raid 5 drives where the data is located.
I did not get the message during the vmware install saying 'do not install on domain controller" as many of the posts I read said they did. I am wodering if this is an issue with older versions on vmware server.
I know it is not good to mess with DC's but this is a small company and I am trying to utilize the stout server they have for as much as we can.
Thanks in advance.