Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions: 32400 Mailboxes in Three Sites Running Hyper-V on Cisco Unified Compute System Blade Servers and EMC CLARiiON Storage is the latest real-world scenario for Exchange 2010 published by Microsoft.
In the Exchange 2010 Tested Solutions white papers, Microsoft provides examples of well-designed, cost-effective Exchange 2010 solutions deployed on hardware offered by some of our server, storage, and network partners.
This document provides an example of how to design, test, and validate an Exchange Server 2010 solution running Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V technology for a customer environment with 32,400 mailboxes deployed on Cisco Unified Computing System blade servers and EMC CLARiiON storage solutions. One of the key challenges with designing larger Exchange 2010 environments is examining the current server and storage options available and making the right hardware choices that provide the best value over the anticipated life of the solution. The step-by-step methodology in this document walks through the important design decision points that help address key challenges while ensuring that the customer's core business requirements are met.