Windows 2012 hosting virtual boxes for Exchange and SQL
I know that it is never good practice to house a MS Exchange environment and MS SQL environment on the same physical server when the setup is a 'traditional; Windows Server setup. However I am trying to see if the same applies when housed on a virtual environment.
To be specific, the host environment will be a Windows 2012 host. On this host will be separate virtual machines. One virtual machine running MS Exchange and another virtual machine running MS SQL. In general is this an ok practice? Ideally might there be reference link and/or kb articles that help to clarify if this sort of setup is ok?
Microsoft Virtual ServerExchangeWindows Server 2012
Thanks for this input. All good points.
Yes host OS will be solely dedicated to running Hyper-V
Good point on the virtual machines. We will be running 4 seperate VMs - DC, Exchange, SQL and File Server
Dell PE T620 Server is fairly beefy....
- 2 onboard NICs and a 4-port PCI NIC (to be used for the 4 VMs)
- 128 GB of memory
- Dual Intel Xeon E5-2609 2.40GHz,10M Cache, 6.4GT/s QPI, procs
- PERC H710p controller
- 600GB 15K RPM SAS 6Gbps 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive (quantity = 4, raid 5)