My current company does not have a QA domain in a hosting data enter where all the data bases are located . I want to know that in order to use developer editions of sql server, should I be using it in a domain which is different from production servers ? Or can I name the QA servers with a different naming convention and still use them in the same domain where prod is present? We have 3 data centers and in all the 3, the QA servers are in the same domain as prod . Is this ok ?
I noticed that my current client does have a QA.xx domain, but there are no servers hosted in it. Please advice which is the way to go to test newer configurations and setups because I want to take advantage of the developer editions of sql server