Run virtual DC and Exchange on same VM host

Are there any know isuses with running a DC vm and Exchange VM on the same host
(seperate VM's) I don't see why this would be an issue but I thought I read something a while ago of an issue.

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Brent400Asked:
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Hendrik WieseInformation Security ManagerCommented:
I am running it this way and there is no issues. Although I would recommend running redundant server either on another host or physical.
Cheers!!!
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Brent400Author Commented:
Yes I have two ESXi hosts I just want to move over my exchange server to the same host that my DC vm is on. I also have a physical DC.

Thanks,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
There are no issues running DCs and Exchange VMs on the same server.

Just make sure, you never use Snapshots and Rollback a DC, and you time Sync your DC to an External Time Source, and Do Not use VMware Tools to sync with host.

The DS team has a good blog entry on it here:  (also look for part 2)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/06/10/how-to-virtualize-active-directory-domain-controllers-part-1.aspx

It's good practice, to keep at least one DC physical, but we know organisations now, that are completely virtual!

Any other questions or concerns please let me know.
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Brent400Author Commented:
After I removed from inventory and added to inventory on the other host when firing it up it ask if I moved it or copied it.   Not sure what to choose?

Brent
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