Were just about ready to order a new server with Windows 2008 server standard, however before we make any final decisions we wanted to get a little advice from the friendly people at the Experts Exchange.
Our objective is to setup the server with Hyper-v and run Windows SBS 2008 as a virtual (DC, DNS, DHCP & Exchange) along with a few XP, Vista & Linux desktops. We need the ability to shutdown the server and or workstations to make bare metal backups of the VMs from time to time.
So, I guess what were looking for is confirmation that were moving in the right direction with this project.
Should we use Windows 2008 server standard as our base OS? Or should we use Hyper-v server (if we use hyper-v server, can we connect a SCSI LTO to a VM?)?
If we setup SBS 2008 under Hyper-v, can we add the 2008 server as a member server?
If we installed BackupExec 12.5 on the 2008 server, can we install a BackupExec server client on the SBS for backups to the LTO on the 2008 server?
Thanks for your help