Just trying to get my head around how I could incorporate this to make my life easier. If you install the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2016, does the OS then become visualised or does Hyper-V run on top of the OS? I've looked on the internet but there seems to be conflicting information in regards to this. How could I then use Hyper-V to improve what I do? Typically servers are set up on baremetal, using either SBS2011 (yes still) or Server 2016 for those customers that want to (or are forced to) migrate away from SBS. Typically, because the firms aren't huge, we tend to run AD and Exchange on the same server, would I assume that the recommendation would be that AD and Exchange are split on to two different VMs? What other benefits does Hyper-V bring over baremetal? I don't have access to SANs or anything like that.