I have an SBS 2003 box that is being "refreshed" (replaced). I need to replicate core functionality without the SBS package (due to MS dropping it). Key functionality is:
- Proxied Remote Desktop
I have little HyperV experience, more so with VMWare. From an architecture standpoint, do I go with two VMWare VM's on a single server, one dedicated to Exchange and all remaining services on the other?
Or, is it better to do Hyper V for virtualization? Exchange system requirements says that the host OS should be clean of all network services. That means I do WIndows OS, with two VM's, one for Exchange and the other for all remaining services.
Seems like a big overhead hit going the Windows route.
I'm not looking at System Center (maybe I should be?) or VMWare Essentials (would probably try to run free version).
My budget only allows for one physical server. CALs are not a huge concern as they are non-profit so licensing is cheap.
Big picture architecture suggestions? Right now I'm at a fork and need to know which road to take. I know SBS had it's problems but I've run it tons of places and was very happy with it, now I"m having to make some big adjustments. This is my first refresh post SBS!