As users begin to increasingly adopt VMware virtualization products to support production applications, some are looking to move even performance-intensive applications, like Microsoft Exchange Server, to VMs. Dell engineers have spent time characterizing and testing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, 2007, and 2010 on VMware ESX Server.
Sizing and Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on VMware vSphere and Dell EqualLogic Storage - Dell Storage Infrastructure and Solutions
Dell and Exchange Server 2010 - Landing page on Dell.com
Dell TechCenter Blog - Dell Community blogs on Exchange 2010 on vSphere
VMware VROOM! - Multi part series of posts on the VMware performance team blog using a Dell PowerEdge R710 to measure the performance of Exchange 2010 on vSphere 4.
Virtualization Edge - The Exchange 2010 specific posts from a VMware community based blog.
Microsoft Recommendations for Exchange in VMs – Microsoft's Exchange team has put out guidelines for how to run Exchange in a virtualized environment.
Virtualizing Exchange Server 2007 on ESX 3 – White paper examining performance of Exchange Server 2007 on VMware ESX 3 with 500-, 1000-, and 2000-user workloads.
VMotion and HA with Exchange 2007 on ESX 3 – White paper providing a detailed look at performance of Exchange Server 2007 VMs while using VMware vMotion™ and VMware High Availability (VMware HA) with 500-, 1000-, and 2000-user workloads.
Virtualizing Exchange 2007: The Final Frontier – Presentation examining advantages and disadvantages of virtualizing Exchange 2007 as well as performance characterization of VM performance, vMotion, VMware HA, and Exchange VMs running with and other types of VMs at the same time. Presented at VMworld 2007.
Exchange Server 2003 Performance on ESX 3 – White paper providing a detailed examination of performance of Exchange Server 2003 VM running on Dell™ PowerEdge™ 6850 and VMware ESX Server 3.0.1, including virtual versus physical comparisons.
VMware Internal Case Study: Deployment of Exchange 2007 on VI3 – White paper providing a detailed case study of the actual deployment of a fully virtualized Exchange Server 2007 environment at VMware. Includes detailed topology diagrams and configuration information.
Exchange and VMware
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