My company just bought a dell PowerEdge t710 server with 48 gig ram 4tb disk 4x4 gb ethernet ports. My job is to configure virtual (hyperV) system infrastructure on this server. The requirements are: 1) Domain controller 2) file server 3) microsoft exhchage server 4) intranet server - shareponint 5) Development server (SVN and SQL server 2008)
My first thought was to have the Domain Controller as first OS of the server and then using hyper v to install other servers, but i dont agree with it cause Domain Controller gets updates and needs to restart it is gonna pause all other member servers. I also thought that a Windows server 2008 Standard edition must be installed as OS of the server and after that install other servers or services via hyperv
Please can you suggest with some configuration. Is there any issue having a domain controller as virtual server? Or if some of you guys can tell me how to plan this infrastructure.
Sorry if i was complicated but please try too understand me cause i am new at system integration.