I am starting the process of installing ZCM 10 in a test environment to begin our upgrade process. I have a few questions. First I would like to install a test environment but query our production tree. Are there any concerns doing this?

Also after reading through the forum a while I have some concerns regarding how we will have the database configured. We are currently migrating all of our physical servers to a Vsphere setup. The new ZCM servers will be virtualized as well. We currently have a MS SQL server 2008 server that holds several production databases. We have discussed the idea of housing the database on that virtual server, but I am concerned that it will over utilize that machine.

Also we have around 900 machines here and are not sure the internal database can handle this based on the things I have read. For you out there with Vmware environments how do you have your db configured.