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Windows 8 VMware or Hyper V and WHS 2011/Drive Pool
Ok, I can't wait any more so I decided to upgrade my WHS 2011 machine to a W8 box running WHS 2011 and drive pool via VMware or Hyper V or some other virtual machine option.
For hardware, I have a rocket raid 2314 4 port card, and two sans digital 8 drive bays, 8 gigs of ddr3, a quad core phenom black, 1tb drive, 1 hauppauge 950 ATSC tuner, 2 external HDPVRs and one colossus HDPVR.
Architecturally,` similar to my existing setup (except I have two computers that are always on), I want my machine to act as a host computer to my extenders and client PCs with dvblink's excellent networking tuner software for TV. I want my movies to serve up archived movies and tv content to my client PCs and extenders too. In addition, I want WHS 2011 to host my drive pool with file duplication and sharing, facilitate backing up my client PCs and continue to monitor my client PCs health and update status.
However, before embarking on this project I have a few questions.
1. First is it possible?
2. Will both the VM and host PC require separate names and IP addresses?
3. Will I be able to backup the Host PC using the VM version of WHS 2011?
4. What kind of problems should I anticipate with this setup?
5. Does anyone have an example that they wish to share?
These are the questions I have right now I am sure more may arise after I get feedback from the gurus here.