THe SCCM instance has to (for the time being) be put on this box so the network guys can start their SMS repository. One of the instances on there is our current Datawarhouse, and that one is in Simple recovery mode, which is fine as it is only updated once daily and then a full backup every evening a 18:30. We got our huge SAN in which has like 14 WIndows Blade Servers, my 2 Linux servers, and my 2 HP UX servers. Everything on that SAN has been allocated towards other apps and projects. So this stand alone server was initially just going to be ONLY the Great Plains server.... Well with all of the other APPS and planning, the server was renamed like 3 times, and finally my boss figured for that side of the Enterprise, we were going to need 2 more servers. So, this stand alone that we are talking about ended up be named APPSDB1, and I am told we are going to get an APPSDB2, and APPSDB3. I do not know if they are going to be blade servers that will go into the SAN or if they will be stand alone..... I have NO OTHER PLACE TO PUT their SCCM repository at this point, and I am currently trying to figure out how long they can wait and when other servers will arrive. Believe me, I do not want to even put a new DB on that box, let alone another instance. Also, I am the DBA here, the only one, and unfortunatly I can only advice and give warnings, etc. If the people making decisions tell me it has to be now, and it has to be on this box, then all I can do is tell them what could happen. Right now their response it DO IT.
Basically, I just try to rool with the changes. My organization used to be really bad (from what I hear) before I was hired. The network guys just took apart half of the server room which used to be reffered to as the 'Ghetto Rack'.... That consisted of some servers that were basically high end workstations with an extra nic card in them! So basically when I came on board late last year I was told to be ready to see a really bad server room slowly but surely become a REAL server room, and that we are actually implementing a hot DR offsite, with servers there that are going to receive my SQL Server Transaction logs, and my RAC Node's Archive Logs. We have yet to establish SLA's, and all of that other good stuff. So, I just wanted you to know that basically if you saw our enterprise 6 months ago vs. right now your opinion would probably be that we are on the right track. A LOT OF MONEY was thrown into everything we are doing, and now things are being implemented, but very few things go as they were originally planned.
In any case, thanks for the advice, and if I can I will try to not have to install the instance on this box if I can get a confirmation that APPSDB2 will be here in less than 2 weeks, and I do not know if I even have that amount of time but I can always hope for the best while expecting the worst case!