We have 7 sites - all domain controllers at head office are physical
We are looking at installing a new server at one of our larger remote sites
The idea is to install ESXi - 2 hosts maybe 3
Win2k3 Domain Controller (GC)
Win2k3 Exchange 2007
Host 3 (If needed)
The server for this project is a Dell R710 24GB ram raid 1 for ESXi and a raid 5 for VM's
The reason for virtualizing this server is that this site will become our DR site in the future, and once we virtualise our head office we may add additional Server's to this remote site to handle vmotion and site to site backups.
My question is are there any issues in virutalising Domain Controllers when using multiple sites over VPN's in a mixed environment i.e. Physical and Virtual Domain controllers? I havent been able to find a best practices guide for our scenario. I know in older versions of vmware there were TIMING issues with domain controllerS.