I have a VMware vSphere 4 system and I'm in the process of creating my new virtual servers, one which is a Windows 2008 Server (x64) for use with SQL Server 2008. I have a SAN.
I have read all the resources at VMWare.com that I could find on running SQL Server on VMware. I'm not quite sure if I understood them correctly with regards to partitioning.
I decided to install the operating system on one virtual disk file, and created separate vmdk-files for the [SQL Server] data- and log-files. I set these disk to be "independent" of any snapshots.
I don't really see the point to separating the data and log-files if they disks are not physically separate [as is normal for SQL Server], but then again this makes it easier to manage for backups.
Are there any disadvantages to doing it like this?