Recommended Topology for 2 site VMware vCenter & Site Recovery Manager?

What is the recommended topology for a two site configuration for VMware vCenter and Site Recovery Manager?  Would there be any issues with all services (PSC, vCenter, & SRM) all residing on a single VM at each site?  Should each service be installed a separate VM (3 servers per site) or can I combine at least two of these services into a single VM (2 servers per site)?  If I am able to bundle two services into a single VM, which services can we safely bundle together?

Our environment is not too large, about 25-30 VM's in total.  I am trying to determine if I would be able to reduce disk space by bundling services into fewer VM's, but am unsure if that would cause any issues.

Thank you in advance!
qec-diglookyouakInformation Technology ManagerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
for such a small installation of a few VMs, why complicate things with anything more than a single VM.

One VM will be sufficient (and simple!)
qec-diglookyouakInformation Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the confirmation, the only other question I have is:

I will not need to add the vCenter server (with PSC & SRM) into protection correct?  Should an issue occur where VM's need to be migrated to the DR site, this VM will not need to be migrated because there is another instance of vCenter with SRM at the 2nd site.
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