ArcGIS Server10.1, SDE and MS SQL Server2008 running on Virtual Server

Discussion created by jessicakirby on Jun 4, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2013 by D.E.Smith99
Does ESRI suggest keeping databases on a physical server for ArcGIS 10.1?

I am being asked by my IT to answer questions regarding potential virtualization of our current GIS servers. We are set up with two physical servers, one running SQL & SDE and the other dedicated to webservices. I am hesitant to virtualize (using vmware) given that ESRI suggests not to implement ArcServer and RDBMS this way.