I read in the knowledgebase that if you have a small network that isn't busy off hours that the recommendation is to install B&R on a VM. We deploy single standalone Hyper-v to very small businesses. There are usually 2-3 server VMs (SBS 2008/2011, SQL, Web) and 1-10 Win7 VMs. We often use StorageCraft running on the SBS VM to back up that machine. Recent deployments are Server 2012 R2 Host with a Server 2012 R2 Essentials VM and other above VM's . We are testing 2012 R2 Replication with two 2012 R2 Hyper-v Hosts in our office.
I have Veeam 6 running on a 2008 R2 Hyper-v host (Hyper-v core) backing up two VM's. I'm looking at upgrading that instance to V7 and thinking about removing v6 from the Hyper-v host and instead installing B&R on one of the VM's.
I appreciate anyone's comments on this. Over the years I've found information for our very small business scenarios pretty sparse across the entire Hyper-v online community (although I'm seeing more recently)
Here's the link that recommended installing on VM:http://www.veeam.com/blog/physical-or-virtual-where-to-install-veeam-backup-replication.html