I have a box with 8GB RAM and a Quad Xenon processor and I'm planning to use this as my development server. On this, I want at least 3-4 virtual instances consisting of 1 SQL Server 2008, 1 or 2 SharePoint Server 2007 servers, 1 or 2 misc servers and/or XP/Vista/7 client instances for testing.
Now, since I also do some AD development, and I need SharePoint AD import functionality, I must also have a domain controller.
So my question is, should I set up my box with:
- Host: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
- Guests: DC, SQL , SharePoint etc.
- Host: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 running as DC with Hyper-V role
- Guests: SQL, SharePoint etc.
Any thoughts on this?