I have a new HP ML350 G6 server. It is running Windows Server 2008 R2. There are 8 drives. Typical config has been setting up 2 arrays with embedded array controller: 2 drives Array A - RAID1, 6 drives - Array B RAID5 (5 drives + spare). Each drive is 146gb.
The server will have multiple purposes: Domain Controller (All Roles aka PDC), a file and print server for a small department of 25+ users, tape backup server. There will be a few small applications on it that require SQL Express and MSSQL (tape software).
Typical configuration has been to partition C: for OS only (Array A - RAID1). Remaining Array B divided into to partitions = D: (Program Files @ 150gb) and E: (Data Files @ 430gb). In the past, all program files ave been installed on D: and user directories on E:.
While testing this server I installed the OS then added the Hyper-V feature. This is our first Virtual Server. Questions, how should this server be partitioned in order to best accommodate the virtual server? I see that it wants to locate files on C: and/or D:. I don't believe I want any of it on C:. Where should the VM server OS go? What is the recommendation on the domain controller? Should I leave the "live" server as both the domain controller and file server? I can leave both of those on the "live" server and then just have the Hyper-V server sitting idle for another application that might come by? This server is basically a beta because its the first we have with the Hyper-V capability. Any suggestions?