Exchange Server 2007 and Virtualization

by Arman Obosyan 16. August 2009 20:41

…и опять возвращаясь к вопросу виртуализации Exchange Server 2007, это возможно? Это поддерживаемо?
Да, это возможно (с некоторыми ограничениями) Да, это поддерживаемо (с некоторыми ограничениями)

Очень часто меня спрашивают о виртуализации и Exchange Server, для того чтоб не повторятся каждый раз, ниже привожу информацию

С общими сведениями по виртуализации Exchange Server 2007 можно ознакомится тут
Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments
или тут: Политика поддержки и рекомендации корпорации Майкрософт для серверов Exchange Server в средах с виртуализацией оборудования, на русском
Также на сайте Server Virtualization Validation Program можно ознакомится подробно.

Пример поддерживаемых конфигураций:

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 on Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 (x64) Guest OS
Product: Exchange Server 2007
Version: Service Pack 1
Virtualization Technology: Hyper-V
Guest OS Version: Windows Server 2008
Guest OS Architecture: x64 (64-bit)

This configuration is Supported

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 on VMware vSphere with Windows Server 2008 (x64) Guest OS
Product: Exchange Server 2007
Version: Service Pack 1
Virtualization Technology: VMware vSphere 4 (тоже самое и VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2,3,4)
Guest OS Version: Windows Server 2008
Guest OS Architecture: x64 (64-bit)

This configuration is Supported

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 on Citrix Xen with Windows Server 2008 (x64) Guest OS
Product: Exchange Server 2007
Version: Service Pack 1
Virtualization Technology: Citrix XenServer 5, 5.5
Guest OS Version: Windows Server 2008
Guest OS Architecture: x64 (64-bit)

This configuration is Supported

и так далее по продуктам.

Общая информация
* Customers with Premier-level support agreements should contact their account manager for more information
* Additional information is available in the "Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software" which can be viewed here

More Information
Exchange 2007 SP1 and later must be deployed on the Windows Server 2008 operating system. (Note: Windows Server 2008 R2 is not currently supported with Exchange Server 2007 on hardware virtualization). For more information about support and scaling see the Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments here .

Supported features:  Anti-Virus, Back-up Software, Virtual Machine Management Software, Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR), Virtual Processors

Unsupported features:  Unified Messaging, Dynamically Expanding Virtual Disks, Virtual disks that use differencing or delta mechanisms, Hyper-V Quick Migration combined with Exchange Clustering, Virtual Machine Snap Shots


KB897615, Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
KB944987, Support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

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Arman Obosyan is an experienced IT Pro. with over 17+ years work experience in Information Technologies sector.

Certified since 2003 year, passed following certifications MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, Exin ITIL and VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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