I need to install vmware 5.5 vcenter server. It will run on Microsoft windows 2008 r2 platform. It will need to support 7 hosts and 120 vm's. Should it be physical, virtual? Should the sql server be installed on the same machine or on remote server?
If it the sql server on remote machine, how would you recover vcenter in case of failure? Is there a best practice document that describes all pro's and con's of each install?