I am planning to virtualize two servers where the bulk of network traffic will be between just these servers. Will I see a substantial benefit by configuring an internal network between the virtual machines, and only letting traffic destined for clients out via the bridged adapter?
I plan to use either VMWare ESXi or Hyper-V as the hypervisor and Windows Server 2008 as the guest OS. Is it even possible to set up the servers this way? If the servers see two paths between each other, how can I configure them to use the internal network in one case, and a bridged adapter in another?
Is it even worth trying to do this, or would the configuration complexity eventually come back to hurt me? I can see how it might cause problems if one of the servers is moved to a different VM host.