[ExchangeList] Re: Exchange and virtualization

  • From: Patrick <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 06:52:55 -0800 (PST)

Thats a very good point which I took up with the IT director. The infrastructure is not bad. We have 3 HP DL 385 G5, 16GB Ram per host and HP MSA 1500cs SAN storage expandable to 24TB.


From: Evan Mann <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 2:16:54 PM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange and virtualization

The general idea seems to be that since Exchange/SQL can be so heavy on CPU and/or I/O that you may not be able to get any other VM on the box aside from Exchange or SQL itself.  This will all depend on the working environment for those applications and the type of storage you use for VMware.


That being said, there is a lot to be said about the DR that is offered by VMware (or virtualization in general), even if you can only get 1 VM on a physical box.  That VM is now hardware independent, makes for much quicker bare metal restores from image level backups, resource scheduling advantages, etc.

 

From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 8:30 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange and virtualization

 

Thanks. So it would be recommended to install both on physical boxes? I have seen the document on MS not supporting VMware

 


From: "Kamuni, Prabhakar" <Prabhakar.Kamuni@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 1:15:24 PM
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Exchange and virtualization

Patrick,

 

There is no harm running Exchange in ESX/Vmware environment

 

Only thing since it is high I/O operations application Microsoft will not suggest to Install SQl/Exchange in Vmware Environment.

 

Note: If you have any problem with Exchange, Microsoft PSS will not support you J

 

 

 

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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 6:12 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Exchange and virtualization

 

Hi Guys,

 

We have an exchange 2003 server in a VMware environment. I am sure I have read somewhere that it is not adviceable to run either Exchange or Sql on VM's. Anyone got any documentaion / whitepaper to back that up, or have I got it wrong.

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Patrick

 

 


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