Is it ok to use the host OS (2008R2) as the DC, DHCP, AD, and file server?
I have built a host 2008r2 server with the hyper-v role that has 2 servers running on it. 1 for Exchange and 1 for quickbooks. Is it ok or best practice to use the host OS as the Domain Controller, Active Directory, DHCP, and file server or should I build another VM to serve as the server?
Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.