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I really do not understand fully the changes that will happen by virtualizing my server as it is being upgraded from 2008   to 2012.    but I am concerned with Storage needs.  currently my 2008 server uses a C drive with NO DATA on it.   it is using 90 gigs of space.      how much more space will my new server's  OS occupy  with it new virtual configuration.  We are intending to make the DRive SSD.

any bean counters out there..?
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If your current Windows 2008 server uses 90 gigs of space on a Physical server, the virtual server install will take the same amount of drive space, but keep in mind, each virtual install on that box will also have it's own C drive and probably take that much or more.

One mistake I see frequently is the admin make the C partition as small as possible. As time passes, Microsoft sends out updates and service packs. You also may have to install an application that needs to be installed on the C drive for some reason. Due to these situations, I always suggest making the boot partition for all servers (Physical & Virtual) at least 2 times what's required. if you have extra drive space, it never hurts to use some of it.

Drive space is check today. Plan for the future and reduce the chance of having to expand a partition later.

Hope this helps!
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thank you....

not sue why... but I am excited to go  down this road.
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