I am ready to move forward with my setup. I will be running the following on a Dell T310 with 32 GB RAM. Small setup with 10 or so users and 1 physical server. Replacing SBS 2008
Based on advice from some very knowledgeable people on here I plan to have :
4-1Tb 4th gen. WD enterprise drives set up in a Raid 1 so that I will have 2 separate 1tb drives.
Using 2012 Hyper-v I assume the OS for this will just be installed on Drive 1
Drive 1 will be 2012 Essentials R2 VM installed as DC
Drive 2 will have Server 2012 VM installed running exchange 2013
Drive 1 will have a VHDx installed for the Exchange database.
My questions are:
1) Should I make a separate partition on Drive 1 for the Hyper-V OS or just install it as is?
2) When I install the 2012/Exchange VM on drive 2 should I create a folder or just put the VM in the root of Drive 2.
3) Which drive would it be best to locate my 'data' drives? I plan on creating a VHDx for just data files and probably the redirected user folders.
4) If I decide to add a third server (Maybe intranet site) which drive would be best to house it?