I am just about to install a new server on to our domain, this is a new DELL PE R430 2XXE.E5-2620 2.4GHZ/15MB, 32GB,DDR3, PERC330.
I would like to install a new domain controller ( Windows 2012, and a new exchange 2013 in a virtual environment, I have purchased ACADEMIC VMWARE VSHPERE 6 ESSENTIALS +KIT FOR 3 HOSTS.
And would like some advice on the best idiot guide to installing this correctly, understanding that this is my first time with VMware.
I need answers to questions like, do I install the operating system first or Vsphere and what pitfalls I can expect.
I presently have a Windows 2008 environment with exchange 2007 and need to be able to add the new server in a working office without any downtime?
Am I in over my head?
Thank you in advance for any help.