Hyper-V best practices - page file, vCPU, partition, UPS software, backup, etc.
Posted on 2014-08-24
The host is a new Dell server PowerEdge T620 as below
Raid 0, 2x300GB
Raid 10, 10x600GB
Dual Xeon CPUs 2x E5-2660 v2
Host OS: Windows 2012 R2 STD
I will need to configure 2 VMs at this moment, and 1 or 2 more in the future.
- SBS2011 STD
- SQL2008 R2
There are about 60 users.
I would need some best practices to configure the followings
- Page File
For both host and VM
- Virtual processors for VMs
- Hard disk controller
- UPS software
I usually use APC PowerChute. Should I installed it on host only or install it on host and all VMs
I usually use ShadowProtect. How is it doing with VM backup?
- VHD vs Partition
Should I assign one VHD to each VM with separated OS and Data partitions?
should I assign two VHDs corresponding to OS and Data to each VM?
should I assign one VHD to each VM with only one large partition?
I am sorry there are so many questions. Please help as you can.