I will be replacing a physical file storage server (currently has 650Gbs of data), and also a virtual machine Exchange 2010 server (25 Mailboxes)
I want to acquire a new Hyper-V host and upgrade and virtualize both servers. We do not have money for a SAN or anything like that so all VMs will reside on local disks. The file storage VM guest OS drive will be configured with 120Gbs fixed disk, and then 1.2Tb dedicated for data that is also fixed storage. I am just wondering if adding a virtual hard disk with 1.2Tb works well, etc. I mean I have not worked with VMs with disks larger than 500Gbs in total.
I've do not believe its a good idea to have the user data reside on the guest OS either. It's nice just dealing with one disk per VM, but in a physical server that's a no-no, so I would think this also applies in a virtual application.
The new Exchange server 2016 or 2019 will most likely all reside on the guest OS drive. I've been running Exchange 2010 with this configuration on a 2012 Hyper-V host for many years now with minimal issue.
I just want to make sure adding a virtual hard disk to a VM that is greater than equal to or greater than 1.2Tb is reasonable and works without issue.