Domain on physical server and exchange on virtual machine

I am interested in running a 2016 windows domain controller on a physical server and then having an exchange server 2016 on a virtual machine on the same physical server, are there any issues with this?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There should not be as the machines are independent.

However, load might be a factor. You would be better (faster) to have the physical machine as an ESX server and then both the domain controller machine and the Exchange machine as virtual machines.
yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
Windows Standard Server gives you access to run 2 VM windows servers on top of your physical machine as long as it is just hosting using Hyper-v.  So you can technically run a VM as DC and one as Exchange server.  This is an option if you do not have the budget for ESX server to run your hypervisor layer. Just make sure you have enough resources to meet your guest needs as John mentioned.

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You can run dc on physical box and exchange as VM on same box but..
The best option could be set both ad and exchange as VM and put one more ad box on different server, may be on high end desktop, if hyper-v host goes down, u will still remain with Ad
I wouldn't prefer any other server role to be installed on hyper-v host server
rrococi2Author Commented:
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't feel this has been stressed appropriately.  You SHOULD NOT run ANYTHING on the physical server OTHER THAN Hyper-V.  Your license gives you two VMs on the physical box - install Windows and setup Hyper-V on the host, then install TWO VMs, one as a DC and one as the Exchange Server.
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