Hyper-V Partition Setup Questions

What's the best way to partition the Hyper-V host install?  Can I setup the HOST with one partition for the operating system and one partition for the data for the VM's?

What's the best way to partition the Hyper-V guest VM's?  Should I setup the GUEST operating systems with separate partitions for the operating system and data?
Bruce R.Asked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
if you are thinking or Hyper-V server standalone free product you could put it on a USB drive/sd card and use the hard drives simply for DATA..
For guest OS's as for physical OS's installs I recommend one drive for OS and another physical drive or drives for data
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Two EE articles that I've written with a very substantial amount of information from 100 to 500 level:
Some Hyper-V Hardware and Software Best Practices
Practical Hyper-V Performance Expectations

Specifically: Host:
OS: 75GB Logical on RAID
Data: Balance GB/TB

VHDX for Data

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