Virtual DC on a single Hyper V Host
Im taking over some primaries, doing new domains etc with new server hardware as they are massively behind (one doesn't even have a domain)
I am going down the route of having the physical server just being a PDC and HyperV Host. I do windows server backups of the bare metal states, and so back up the AD that way.
However, I am wondering if it is worth virtualising a DC - in the hope that if the physical server was to fail, my VEEAM backups of all VMs, including the BDC VM could be restored to an alternative server with ease and, because the BDC would exist, the entire network could then be brought back up quickly and easily on a plain server OS with no links to the domain?