- Dual Xeon E5530's
- 24 GB Ram
- 4x 1GB NIC's (operating at 100MB because of 100MB maanged switch)
- Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V Role + BackupExec 2012 backing up to NAS connected via iSCSI
- Domain Controller (also DNS server)
- File Server
- Database Server
- Two App Servers
Current NIC Setup:
- 1 Physical NIC dedicated to host OS so that BackupExec can do it's thing without choking out VM's.
- 1 Physical NIC shared between APP servers. (NIC usage peaks and valleys through the day)
- 1 Physical NIC shared between SQL Server and File Server (two biggest bandwidth hogs)
- 1 Physical NIC dedicated to DC
- Is dedicating one physical NIC to the DC/DNS overkill? I have about 20 users.
- Any tips about setting this whole thing up better?
- Are there any way to prioritize the different VM's sharing a NIC?
- I'm going to stack a 1GB switch on the 100MB one. 3 physical Servers, NAS's and that kind of thing will connect to the 1GB switch. Users will all be plugged into the 100MB switch. With the increased bandwidth am I safe putting more VM's on one physical NIC, or are there other factors to consider?