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We have 2 Hyper-V servers running in a small office, and are looking at using SCVMM for managing VMs. I have used SCVMM before, but only in test environments, and I have always installed it on a VM. In a production environment, where should SCVMM be installed?

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You can install SCVMM 2008 R2 and 2012 onto a physical server or in a Virtual Machine - fully supported. The choice is yours. Just keep in mind that if you lose the Hyper-V host that is hosting the SCVMM VM, you will have to resort to Hyper-V Manager to manage your Hyper-V hosts.

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Thanks! that makes my life easier. I suppose, probably best to keep a replica on both machines with the 2012 replication feature, and if one goes down, stat it on the other... Thanks again! – TiernanO Jan 13 '13 at 18:23
Your welcome. Gotta love the free Hyper-V Replica!! – Harold Wong Jan 15 '13 at 15:44

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