Microsoft Exchange in Virtual Environments

Microsoft Exchange on a Virtual Server: The official line was always “No-it’s not supported”, but the release of Hyper-V has brought some changes.

Hyper-V now lets you run the Exchange 2007 SP1 64 bit versions of Mailbox, Hub Transport and Client Access Server Roles  without losing support, however Unified Messaging is still only supported on physical hardware.

Here’s a link to the support policy and recommendations paper for Exchange 2007 on Microsoft Virtualization technology:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc794548(EXCHG.80).aspx

“What about us non Hyper-V users?” I hear you cry..

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=897615

is a link to the “support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software”. As you can see, your Hypervisor needs to have been validated to be supported and so far the only on is VMWare ESX 3.5u2.

Also, here’s a link that shows all the MS Server software that is supported when running on a validated Hypervisor:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957006

To see what Microsoft have got to say about the world of Unified Communications, head over to the Microsoft UK UC Blog at:

http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc/

Cheers

Rich

6 Replies to “Microsoft Exchange in Virtual Environments”

  1. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than
    just your articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything.
    But imagine if you added some great photos or videos
    to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could definitely be one
    of the very best in its niche. Excellent blog!

  2. What i do not understood is in truth how you are no longer actually
    much more neatly-favored than you might be right now.
    You are so intelligent. You already know therefore significantly with regards to this topic, made me in my view consider it
    from numerous varied angles. Its like women and men are not
    interested until it is one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga!

    Your personal stuffs excellent. At all times handle it up!

  3. Please let me know if you’re looking for a writer for your
    site. You have some really good articles and I think I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some material for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please shoot me an email if interested. Cheers!

  4. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and
    I’m impressed! Very useful info specially the last part 🙂 I care
    for such info a lot. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  5. When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains
    the image of a user in his/her mind that how
    a user can know it. Therefore that’s why this article is
    amazing. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s