Hyper-V installation on Windows 2012
Posted on 2012-09-10
I am trying to create three VMs (seen below) on a brand new single server box with XEON 3.1Ghz, 4 Core, 32GB RAM, 2TB HD on RAID 1 with two intergreated Gigabit LAN ports.
W2012 running Hyper-V
(VM1) SBS 2011 (DC, AD, Exchange, Printers, User Data)
(VM2) W2008 R2 (Terminal Service, Word/Excel, QB Client program)
(VM3) W2008 R2 (QB Database components)
How would you divide up RAM and HD among 3 VMs? There are 5-10 users who use QuickBooks and occasional WORD/EXCEL. There are 3 people locally in the office and 3 to 7 users connecting to the Terminal Server. Currently total file size (QB, WORD, EXCEL combined) to be less than 1GB. In addition, I also like to know if it is good idea to use just 1 LAN port or utilize two ports.
I am installing Windows 2012 right now (which will be Hyper-V server to host three VMs) and it is showing 1.9TB as Unallocated Space. Do you recommend that I create a one big partition or create 200GB partition just for 2012 OS for now and create another partition (1.7TB) in W2012 & divide up 1.7TB among 3 VMs?