I am testing a disaster recovery plan which involves using Microsoft's Hyper-V to recreate the domain at an offsite location. There is a VPN established between these points so that files can be replicated and so that users can access the disaster VPN if required. In addition, one user in the remote location accesses the domain (not the virutalized one) terminal server. That user is actually on a third subnet.
Anyway, can I safely bring my virutal servers/domain on-line with a connected configuration (not local/private) network so that I can test connectivity to the Imternet, test applications and log in as a user remotely? Will this cause any problems for the "real" domain that is running on the other side of the VPN?
BTW, this virtual domain will be in a "live" IP subnet so I am assuming i will have to be careful about DHCP running, etc., when I try this. I figured I would work out one issue/concern at a time.