Single Physical Machine Environment - Backup Exec Media Server
I have a production environment consisting of a single physical machine as the domain controller, which hosts eighteen virtual machines (which are members of the domain controlled by their physical host). I want to use Backup Exec to back up data on the both the physical machine and the virtual machines to a single quad-drive tape library. The physical host is connected via a Fibre Channel switch to a tape library containing four Half-Height LTO-5 8Gb Fibre Channel Tape Drives.
As I do not want to get a second server to be the Media Server, I need to know whether the virtual machine host server (running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition) can also be the Backup Exec Media Server; i.e. the Backup Exec Media Server software would be installed in the parent partition of the Hyper-V host, not in a virtual machine.
Thank you and regards, Vickreman Chettiar.