[ExchangeList] Re: exchange 2007 cluster on vmware

  • From: Greg Mulholland <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 18:08:05 -0300

How many users are you thinking of supporting in order to warrant clustering. I 
am running exchange 2007 boxes on vmware esx but we have only 600 mailboxes on 
a single mailbox server, however we have exchange 2003 servers, soon to be 
upgraded, in 3 other countries which handle load as well.

Possibly if I had not inherited it and had my own choice I would have used 
hardware for the mbx servers and vm's for the cas,ht servers only for the idea 
of better resource utilisation but we are not seeing any performance hit and 
don't expect to.

Greg

From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kamuni, Prabhakar
Sent: Saturday, 10 May 2008 12:28 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: exchange 2007 cluster on vmware

I think the worry "After Deploying the Cluster on Vmware how it reacts, 
stability and the support"


My suggestion is

* Keep the Mailbox Cluster on Physical Nodes
*Other Roles (Hub, CAS, Unified, and Edge) you can go for Virtualization.
*only the support you need to worry about, Because MS will not support if the 
cluster on Vmware.(3rd party Hardware virtualization MS will not support)


I feel if your company is MS partner, before you go and deploy just have a word 
with Microsoft about the support.

If you go with Vmware still you can use the HA option.

Cheers!!!
Prabhu











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From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michael B. Smith
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 7:25 PM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: exchange 2007 cluster on vmware

Many posters in these forums do not have English as their primary language; so 
we do try to cut them some slack. I certainly can't speak Hindi or Punjabi or 
anything else (and I'm making a presumption based on the OP's name that he is 
East Indian).

Generally, a "I don't understand, could you ask it a different way?" is more 
tactful.

Regards,

Michael B. Smith
MCSE/Exchange MVP
http://TheEssentialExchange.com

From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tee Darling
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 9:42 AM
To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: exchange 2007 cluster on vmware



"We are thinking of this but every apprehensive about support and stability."

What does this sentence mean? And what kind of English is that? Try to explain 
it in simple English.



T



On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 7:46 AM, Praveen Ramaswamy 
<ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:ramaswamy_praveen@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
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Hi,



Has anybody done exchange 2007 clustering on windows 2003 64bit on an VMware. 
If yes, can you please share your experience.

We are thinking of this but every apprehensive about support and stability.



Regards

Praveen R


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