What to use for VM Host Machine for a SBS 2008 Premium? Backups? Fax?
Posted on 2009-05-12
We are going to be replacing a SBS 2003 Server & a Separate 2003 R2 Terminal Server w/ SBS 2008 Premium. We only have the option for 1 new Physical Server & are looking at Virtualizing, but with the hardware limitations in VM's for backup & Fax are not sure which way to go. We still have a need to use tape backup & are looking at Backup Exec again, & would like to start using the fax Service.
If I install the Windows 2008 as a Host OS w/ Hyper-V, then the SBS Std on the 1st VM, I can Install a 2nd VM as a SQL & TS Server. Problem is - How would I backup? The Host OS shouldn't be on the Domain, so if I install Backup Exec & tape drive there & agents on the VM's I would think security would be a issue. Also how could we use the Fax Service? Could it exist on the Host? Security issues there?