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  • I plan to deploy SCVMM on one server, for training and testing purposes (as a part of my homelab). Since it is not a very big environment, it would manage 3 hosts and 5-6 virtual machines at maximum. Would a 4 core Xeon and 8 GB of RAM be sufficient for the SCVMM to work well? I know that those specs are below the minimal requirements, but I suppose those are mentioned for way more dense environments.

    I have read that the console can be installed also on Windows 10 Enterprise, so I can move it to another PC (physical machine) that is domain-joined.

    And a final question, why SCVMM should not be installed on a top of a Hyper-V server?
    • Edited by Tom1PL Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:41 PM Added one more question
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:11 PM

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  • Hello,

    It should work, since there are so few virtual machines to manage you should be just fine, I have ran it on even lower specs and it has been working out just fine.

    It will probably give a warning about low memory but that's OK.

    Yes the SCVMM console can be installed on a computer with Windows 10 Enterprise.

    It is recommended to have the SCVMM server as a separate server, Hyper-V should always be a role by itself.

    Best regards,
    Leon


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    • Marked as answer by Tom1PL Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:20 PM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:54 PM
  • Hello,

    1. 4 cores and 8GB RAM is sufficient. In my lab, I only allocate 4GB RAM for SCVMM server. 

    2. Yes, the SCVMM console can be installed on the Windows 10 computer. 

    3. In production, it's recommended to deploy SCVMM server on a standalone server. For the lab or small environment, you can just deploy the SCVMM in a VM.

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


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    • Marked as answer by Tom1PL Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:20 PM
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:28 AM

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  • Hello,

    It should work, since there are so few virtual machines to manage you should be just fine, I have ran it on even lower specs and it has been working out just fine.

    It will probably give a warning about low memory but that's OK.

    Yes the SCVMM console can be installed on a computer with Windows 10 Enterprise.

    It is recommended to have the SCVMM server as a separate server, Hyper-V should always be a role by itself.

    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    • Marked as answer by Tom1PL Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:20 PM
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:54 PM
  • Hello,

    1. 4 cores and 8GB RAM is sufficient. In my lab, I only allocate 4GB RAM for SCVMM server. 

    2. Yes, the SCVMM console can be installed on the Windows 10 computer. 

    3. In production, it's recommended to deploy SCVMM server on a standalone server. For the lab or small environment, you can just deploy the SCVMM in a VM.

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Tom1PL Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:20 PM
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:28 AM
  • ok, thanks.
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:23 AM
  • You’re welcome! (Please don’t forget to mark helpful replies as answer)

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    Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:39 AM