Best to install DPM 2016 on base or virtual server?

I need to install Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) to back up a Server 2016 Hyper-V base server and the 10 Server 2016 virtual servers that are running on this base server.

I already have a Server 2016 virtual server setup with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2016. Is it best to install DPM on the base server, on the same server running SCCM 2016, or on its own Server 2016 virtual server?
IT GuyNetwork EngineerAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
on its own virtual machine.
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Michael B. SmithExchange & Active Directory ExpertCommented:
DPM is very I/O intensive. Can it run fine in a VM? Yes, if you provide it sufficient IOPS. But keep in mind that it can easily overload the I/O capacity of a server!

You definitely do NOT want to install it in a Hyper-V host OS.
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can you also provide me with guides on implementing and configuring Data Protection Manager (DPM)? Please see my other question here.
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
I would nearly always install DPM on its own, dedicated server. Something with moderate RAM and a single Xeon, a heap of fastish nearline drive storage, and 10Gb NIC (even if 10Gb is not yet in use.  Usually 3.5" SATA are the best price/performance compromise. ).
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
OK and then I can setup DPM to backup to a NAS or SAN?
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
Not tried, but I suspect a SAN would work, but not a NAS. Really, the best bet is a separate physical server, with a heap of large capacity 3.5" SATA drives.
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