Planning new Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server and Autocad Vault Server
Posted on 2014-03-16
I'm trying to plan out a new server and I am struggling to find good accurate material online.
35 domain users on Hyper-V Image #1. 6 SQL Server Users on SQL Server Image. 6 Autocad Vault Users. on Server 2012 / Autocad Vault Server.
300GB of existing Data. Growing at 25GB per year. 50GB are Autocad Drawings. 150GB are general file storage.
I'll give points to anyone who can answer any of my questions and give me links/references to back them up. 125 Points per question. Will split if multiple contributors.
#1. Am I able to run a Windows Server 2012 R2 as Hyper-V Host, A virtualized Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller, A Virtualized SQL Server 2012, & a Add-on Windows Server 2012 dedicated to running Vault Server? Are there any issues which I should be aware of?
#2 For the Vault Server, am I better to have the drawings running inside that particular server image? 4th Hyper-V Image? an external drive or simple NAS?
#3. Is there any reason to not virtualize the file server as part of the main domain controller Hyper-V Image?
#4. Where can I go to get an idea of recommended hardware for my deployment plan?