SC 2012 VMM SP1 - Best Configuration for Highly Available Windows 2012 VM


  • Hi there!

    There are 2 Hyper-V hosts to manage in the environment. What would you recommend as a configuration settings for the Windows 2012 VM with SC 2012 VMM SP1 Management Server and Console which will be clustered for the high availability? So far, I am planning to have the following settings for 2 VMs:

    • HDD:
      Disk C: 30 GB Windows
      Disk D: 30 GB SC VMM
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • CPU: 2 virtual CPUs.
    • NICs: 2

    Any other suggestions would be highly appreciated! Thanks a lot in advance for your help and time!


    • Edited by Jennifer2B2 Friday, October 12, 2012 4:04 PM
    Friday, October 12, 2012 3:55 PM


  • To get the 'extra' layer of redundancy in this virtual environment, a good thing would be to guest cluster your VMM servers on Hyper-V.

    In addition, you would also like to consider the SQL server in a similar environment, to get HA on the data layer as well.

    To be more specific:

    Cluster your Hyper-V hosts with some sort of shared storage (you don't need a SAN for this, use SMB3.0 which is an entirely new story in Windows Server 2012)

    Cluster your virtual machines that's hosting the VMM server role.

    Cluster your SQL server.


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: )

    Monday, October 15, 2012 8:33 PM