I have a server which I would like to run sbs 2008 premium. This will be my first installation of sbs 2008, and first experience using it.
I am under the impression that sql server will not run on an SBS machine. So, research has led me to believe that I can do a virtual session of server 2008 on my sbs machine.
My problem is, I don't know how to do this...I have never worked with Hyper-V, and do not even know if that is what is needed.
So, here is the server specs:
-3 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA which will be in a Raid 5 Setup
-ASUS TS500-E6/PS4 Pedestal Barebone Server Intel 5500 Dual LGA 1366 Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816110045
-12 gig Kingston ValueRAM 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333
-Intel Xeon E5504 Nehalem 2.0GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 80W Quad-Core Server Processor
So, what steps do I need to take to have SBS 2008 installed and have SQL Server running also? Hyper-V? If so, how? Could I use the free esxi? If so, how?