How to successfully Virtualize MS Exchange

The goal of this multi-part series is not to debate if virtualization of Microsoft Exchange is a good or bad idea, or to weigh up the pros and cons of physical verses virtual deployments, it is simply to help anyone who is embarking on Virtualizing Microsoft Exchange ensure the deployment is a success.

This series will be a multi-hypervisor series, starting with VMware vSphere and then covering Hyper-V.

The following is the index of the series which will be continually updated.

Exchange on vSphere – Index

Part 1 – CPU Sizing
Part 2 – vCPU Configurations
Part 3 – Memory
Part 4 – Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
Part 5 – High Availability (HA)
Part 6 – vMotion
Part 7 – Storage Options
Part 8 – Local Storage
Part 9 – Raw Device Mappings
Part 10 – Presenting Storage direct to the Guest OS
Part 11 – Types of Datastores
Part 12 – VMFS Datastore
Part 13 – NFS Datastores
Part 14 – Storage Resiliency
Part 15 – Storage Performance
Part 16 – Virtual Disk Provisioning Type
Part 17 – Virtual Machine Storage Configuration
Active Directory Considerations (Coming Soon)

Underlying Storage (Coming Soon)
Virtual Disk Provisioning Type (Coming Soon)
Database Availability Groups (Coming Soon)
Backup Solutions (Coming Soon)
Failure Domains (Coming Soon)
vNetworking (Coming Soon)
Storage vMotion (Coming Soon)
Mixing Workloads with MS Exchange (Coming Soon)
Disaster Recovery (Coming Soon)

Exchange on Hyper-V – Index (Coming Soon)

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