SBS 2011 Standard Server Installed Physically - Now Customer wants to add SQL Server Standard
Posted on 2012-09-13
HP ML350 G6 Server installed with Physical SBS 2011 (migrated from SBS 2003) all running happily.
BES has been installed to cater for their Blackberries.
3rd Party App has been installed which is using SQL server (CRM Application).
Now the customer wishes to add SQL Server to cater for a database that may grow beyond 10Gb, so looking at the Premium Add-On to SBS 2011.
Which approach would work the best?
1. Buy Premium Add-On to SBS (and CAL's) and install SQL Standard on the SBS 2011 server itself (hoping that nothing breaks in the process).
2. Buy Premium Add-On to SBS (and CAL's) and install SQL on a Windows 7 64-Bit Workstation as they don't wish to buy a new server just for the heck of it.
3. Buy Premium Add-On to SBS (and CAL's) and then convert the SBS 2011 from Physical to Virtual. Rebuild the server as Windows 2008 R2 Physical and add the Hyper-V role, then add the converted SBS 2011 server as a Hyper-V guest, then build a 2nd Hyper-V guest with Windows 2008 R2 and install SQL Standard on that.
4. Buy Premium Add-On to SBS (and CAL's) and do something not listed above.
5. Buy SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard separately and install that on a Windows 7 64-Bit PC?
6. Something completely different?
Thoughts please from Experts that can speak from experience - Google Monkeys need not apply.