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Upgrading our environment to Domain level from Workgroup level.

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Upgrading our environment to Domain level from Workgroup level.

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We are upgrading our environment to Domain level from Workgroup level so we need to build necessary IT Infrastructure also along with ERP implementation.
We are going to have the following in our environment,
1.AD(DNS,DHCP).
2.ERP APPLICATION WITH SQL DB.
3.ANTIVIRUS SERVER.
4.FILE SERVER
5.BACKUP SERVICE.
Total No. of users :40-50 (All sites)
No. of Sites :2 (Site to Site VPN) and remote users using(VPN).
Smal and Medium Enterprise.
Site1:Office & Site2:Manaufacturing Plant. both sites within the country.

Considering redundancy and failover, We have two options:
Option 1:
Buy two servers with 32 GB RAM each and install AD ,Antivirus Server and make one of the server as File server.(Maximum load may be approximately 40-50 users ,So AD ,File server and AV application won’t be a heavy load).
As far as the AD, File & Antivirus server is concerned we can make Server1 as primary and sever2 as secondary.
(If One server fails other serve will server and file server can be backed up.)
and we need the ERP application and Database(SQL) for redundancy/failover?

Option2:
VMware Virtualization:
We can install ERP application with SQL DB in one virtual machine(with required H/W Specs).
We can use the other virtual machine for rest of the services like AD,AV server, File server.
For the above the each virtual machine is backed up and each virtual machine is supported by two hardware with a common NAS storage. So this will have have HA and redundancy.Is it a good idea to host ERP in the above virtual environment?

Going for virtualisation costs higher than the traditional approach
Please consider the above options , Provide me a good approach to setup the infrastructure .Thank you all

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      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn

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      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn

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      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn

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      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn

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      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn

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      0 Votes
      Mohammad Oweis

      I will recommend Virtualization (VMWare or HyperV, as you like) for all servers except AD, as there are some technical concerns for AD.
      You can put one standard server for AD, and two big servers with NAS for the rest of the servers in a clustered environment at VMWare or HyperV level.

      By the way, you should never run any service with AD, DNS, DHCP
      If you need help with the setup, you can hire me or any other freelancer at: http://goo.gl/VoRfhn