Virtualizing Exchange Server 2007
While reading the most recent SearchExchange newsletter, I noticed that there were a couple of nice resources about virtualization and Exchange Server 2007, so I thought it would be a good idea to blog about them:
- How Microsoft's new support policy for virtualized Exchange will affect you
- Virtualizing Exchange 2007 with Hyper-V
- Considerations for virtualizing an Exchange environment
Webcasts (free registration required):
- Is virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server a good idea? - The question isn't whether enterprises can virtualize their Exchange Server infrastructures, but rather, is it even a good idea? With the arrival of Hyper-V and Microsoft's new licensing and technical support policies, many companies may be considering running Exchange Server in a virtualized hardware environment. From a server consolidation and storage standpoint, it makes sense, but what about cost and high availability concerns? In this webcast, Exchange MVP Richard Luckett examines the questions surrounding Exchange Server virtualization. He also compares third-party virtualization platforms and shares best practices for virtualizing both Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange 2007
- What every Exchange administrator should know about virtualization - Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in a properly architected and configured virtualized environment can yield significant benefits such as the ability to consolidate hardware, pool resources, and improve disaster recovery and high availability uptime. Before architecting a virtualized Exchange Server infrastructure, however, there are a few things you should know.