Hyper-V remote desktop servers and filservers
What are your views regarding virtualising Remote Desktop Servers and fileservers?
One of the options I'm looking at involves 3 DL380s, upto 2xhex cores Xeons and maybe 96gb of RAM each host Attached to a MSA P2000 SAN/Netgear 4200SAN either through 10gbe or SAS. They will also be running virtualised SIMS, Exchange 2010 ,SCCM, WSUS, Sharepoint.
I would have specced 2 seperate fileservers and 2 seperate RDS serversrunning as physical machines due to resource requirements but now I am wondering, with the right design, to move these roles into Hyper-V as well?
Originally the 2x filservers were to be DL380G7 with 4TB of storage each and the 2 RDS servers were to have dual Xeon hex cores with 48gb RAM each. (another design involved this on 2x intel blades) I am mindful of spending too much on the RDS server since the SMT are really not sure how many people will use remote desktop once we go site wireless, i allowed for over 300 concurrent users in my design.
What do you guys think? Would you virtualise the fileservers( and maybe use fixed VHD for performance) , would you even virtualise RDS servers when there is. High user requirement?