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System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 deployment as Virtual Machine

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Hi All,

Does anyone here ever install SCCM latest or previous version in production as Virtual machine ?

I wonder if it is OK to do it in that way as opposed to the Microsoft suggestion in using dedicated physical server considering the read and write traffic into the server ?

Thanks.
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We have tried this with some of our clients and is been disasterous with SCCM 2007. This is one server I would want to keep physical. But it depends on your scenario. The problem we had on the virtual was the CPU would spike for 100% for a few minutes flatlining the VM, and it would then be very slow. The problems started when managing approx 700 clients. Microsoft does not support it, but we worked closely on this project a few times with the vendors. In the end migrated back to physical without any issue.

So I think it depends on the numbers, and carefully ramp it up, and manage and monitor the performance metrics.
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oh, wow I thought that everything is virtually possible :-)
thanks for the sharing mate, so how about the SQL Server DB ? is that VM or physical ?
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i was thinking to deploy the SQL Server 2008 x64 Std SP1 as physical box so that the performance still be good, is that the case or not going to help ?
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In our experience not every server is a good candidate for virtualisation.

But technology is moving forward and most of the issues are disk read and write IOPS, and we are entering a new era, and revisiting servers that we have always had bad performance with, and we are now testing and using SAN SSDs, solid state disks as VMware datastores.

it was a virtual sql, and then physical, not very good, we suspected WSUS, updates, read and write disk, and also networking.
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how many clients?
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400+ WIndows XP and later on migrated to Windows 7
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I think you may be okay, just keep a watch on the performance.
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many thanks for the quick and fast response
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