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I am a little confused on where to install VMM 2012.  Should I install it on a host in a cluster or should I install it on a Vm in the cluster?   Any suggestions would help.
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http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/590.whether-scvmm-should-live-inside-a-vm-or-on-a-physical-server.aspx

That article has exactly the answer to you question. Having the scvmm on a vm is a good practice with few drawbacks which you need to know. Following are the ones:

1. You will be unable to migrate the VM that contains System Center Virtual Machine Manager to another host, which will fail for obvious reasons. As for best practices, the VM that contains SCVMM should not be migrated, turned off, paused or save state, etc. Also, Performance Resource Optimization (PRO) should not be enabled for that host group, such that it can automatically migrate the VMM server.

2. Another gotcha would be if the physical host went to a 'Not Responding' state. Then you may not be able to open the admin console locally or remotely.
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Just another thing, never install  it on any of the physical hosts that are hosting hyperv, because if that host goes down, then you wont be able to open admin console.
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thanks a bunch
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