I wanted to set-up a Hyper-V environment and I would like to ask you to review this and give some additional remarks.
I will be running 1 physical server with 4 guest operating systems. (1 SBS 2011-server and 3 Windows Server 2008 R2 servers==> Backup, SQL 2005 and Briljant).
I am also looking for some additional software to manage and control this environment. I was looking at Data Protection Manager to backup the VMs and VMM to manage the VMs and to do migrations.
Curently they have 4 physical servers, so I could use one of them on which I can install the VMM and Data Protection Manager to manage and backup the VMs? First, I was thinking of making a 4th VM, but when the whole physical server goes down, the management server is also down..
What is your thought on this? And can I do P2V from a server which is running an OEM OS?
And secondly I don't know which OS I should use to host the guest OS's. Should I use Windows 2008 R2 with Hyper-V or Hyper-V Server 2008? I am going for Hyper-V Server, because I think that this will use less resources than a complete OS with just a role Hyper-V to virtualize these guests..
Is my point of view wrong?
I hope to get some input from you!
Thanks in advance.