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Installing Server 12 in virtual environment.

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Dec 25, 2004
In the interest of cutting costs at my work, are there any pitfalls in installing Server 2012 R2 in a virtual environment?

Server 2012, R2. 5 CAL. Virtual environment is VSphere, with 3 dual quad core processor boards.

Role as file server. We already have one file sever, and this should occupy the same role. The other server has been allocated 2 cores CPU, 16GB RAM. OS drive space 150G, storage drive 900G.

Once the environment is set up, anything other than installing the OS, the CALs and applying patches?



Benching Team Leader
May 29, 2005
I don't think you should have any problems. Windows Server OSes run very well in a virtual environment. Will want to install vmware tools as well I assume in the OS so that you have access to the 10gb vxnet3 NIC.