> So far you have not provided stats on server usage (cpu,ram) over a > 24hour or 7 day 8am-5pm timeframe. So I will asume you have plenty of > usage/performance to spare. Yes, I do. > Unless using SSDs when creating the VM pleae do not use dynamic disk > allocation. MS SQL may be very intensive and you are already sharing > resources, lets not be the i/o intensity of the expanding disk one of > them. The Windows VM machine would have (for now) two 1TB enterprise class disks in a mirror configuration exclusively available to it. > remember SQL server is all about RAM, the more the merrier. I can give it 24 GB or even 36 GB if needed. > is your partition aligned? Yes.