The company I am working for needs a backup solution for their domain controller at the lowest cost possible.
At the moment they have a Dell R710 which is running ESX5.5 with 3 VMs (Domain Controller, IIS and File server)
The domain controller is holding the GC, DNS, DHCP. They do not want to spend too much money as they still have 4hr parts/support from Dell for the next 2 years.
So I was thinking of getting a regular computer with enough CPU power(intel i7 or i9) and memory(16GB) for about $1200, dollars.
Basically this computer will ONLY hold the Domain controller with its services. This way users can still get internet access and IP.
Is this a good TEMP backup solution for domain controller(server 2012 r2) ? Please give me the Pros and Cons and how will you do this differently