Hi everyone

Firstly, i'm sorry for my english i'm french so i'm trying to do my best.

I'm working in a company and I have for mission to install SCCM, SCOM and SCVMM. We have about 60 physical servers and 60 virtual machines to supervise and it's growing very quickly ( around 15 physical server a year).

First question :

What's the best for SCCM, install everything on the same server, or install sccm on a server and the database on a sql server ?

Second question :

I'm trying to find an architecture to install SCCM, SCOM and SCVMM and I don't know what's the best, does anyone has suggestions ? Is it possible to install SCOM or SCCM or SCVMM on virtual machines or is it a mistake ? I wanted to put all the database on the same server to have a SQL Server working just for SCCM, SCOM and SCVMM, is it a good idea ?

Thank you for the responses.
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Hi, Nicolas.

SCCM on a local or remote SQL server has been somewhat of a discussion back and forth over the years. If you think about SCCM works, it makes constant connections to the SQL database. When SQL is present on a remote server, you need to add in the network connection as a variable. When SQL is present on the same server as SCCM, you can eliminate the network as a factor. Ideally, SQL should be on the same server -- however, it has been noted (on myITforum.com somewhere) that the network traffic to a remote SQL server is really nominal. So, it depends, really, on what your own requirements are.

Installing the current versions of SCCM and SCOM on a virtual server is not recommended, but many (and, I mean many large companies) are doing it. I've seen this discussed heavliy on the SCCM email list:

Answered 11/04/2011 by: rodtrent
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