You would make one vm for mail and a different vm for file sharing. You should also have a vm for the RDP server. You would do this due to size and recovery.
Awesome! I kind of thought so, but I wasn't sure. I've created 2 RDP VM's to share the load.
Do you understand the cost for having 50 RDP licenses?
I found this out about 3 weeks ago and almost had a heart attack!
Luckily we already had about 30 2008R2 licenses, so I only had to purchase 20 new licenses. It is still crazy expensive
Understand you lose the host machine you have lost them all. Lots of memory and raided hard drives.
I have 8 3TB drives in a RAID 10 and I'm running 96Gb of RAM per host server.
I have the exact same server that I will be backing up to with the same hardware and setup. I was going to use Doubletake for backups, but the more I research the more I'm leaning towards Veeam. My only concern is that they charge per CPU, which I have 2 in each server. I think that means they'll charge for 4, which is a bit of a bummer.
Thanks for all of your help!