best practice configuration for file & print server VM which will be replicated
Posted on 2015-01-08
I'm looking to create a file & print server VM using Hyper-v and have that server replicated to another host.
I want this server to host a file share with approx 500gb of files which will grow as well as the OS and AV applications. For resilience, I will be replicating this server to another host.
I'm either going to create a 1TB VM, install the OS and partition the VHD with seperate drives for the file shares. Alternatively. I will create a 200GB VM and then create an extra VHD(x) under the VM hard drive options of 800GB to store the files.
Are there any best practices for creating VMs specifically those for storing large files or hosting file shares andany preference over the above methods? Note, I am replicating this VM to another host so size considerations are important.
I could be going about this the wrong way however so please let me know if there are alternative configs.