Recommended configuration for new HP server with Win2k12 w Hyper-V
Posted on 2014-09-19
I have a new HP server and wanted opinions or recommendations on configuring it. It has 8-146gb drives and 64gb RAM. I will configure 3 servers utilizing Hyper-V:
1) Host, 2) Domain Controller, & 3) File Server
How much space and RAM should be given to each? Previous server configurations (excluding Hyper-V) were 2 drives RAID1 with Windows OS then 6 drives RAID5 for file use.
Does the host need twice as much RAM? The host will be hosting obviously and maybe have tape backup software on it. The DC will only do that + DNS + DHCP. Server for user files only.