Have a new HP ProLiant DL380p W2K12 R2 STD the will be running Hyper-V host role only in GUI mode with 3 to 4-VM's. OS license will be stacked for the 4-VM allowance and storage will be "OBR" RAID10 8-disk setup.
1. W2K12 R2 OS install- What is a good partition size for the OS install with minimum paging file for dumps?
2. Is it beneficial to create a separate partition for the paging file ONLY (server has 96GB of RAM installed) or is it OK to put that on the large D: partition with the VM's?
3. Is the recommended paging file size still the 1.5x the physical RAM installed? I am seeing conflicting information on that and with 96GB of RAM that is an awfully large paging file.