I recently pointed out the difference between Microsoft and VMware guidance on mixing Exchange Server 2010 DAGs with hypervisor HA features. In short, Microsoft clearly states that hypervisor HA features should be disabled for DAG members, while VMware considers it to be an effective solution
If you are planning to deploy Exchange Server 2010 Database Availability Groups, and you virtualize your Exchange environment, then it is important to understand the supported scenarios.
When installing the VMWare tools on a core install of Windows Server 2008 some people are confused to find that nothing happens after selecting “Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools” from the client window. Even though the VMWare Tools image mounts to the virtual CD-ROM drive it does not autorun as you would expect in a normal install […]
We’ve been virtualising Exchange Server 2007 since it was first released but this week Microsoft has announced their official support policies for virtualised Exchange environments. It is a bit heavy on the Hyper-V but also references the list of support partners for non-Microsoft hardware virtualisation. When I checked this earlier in the week VMWare was […]
I saw Dan’s post on this subject and did a little Googling and lo and behold, VMWare have announced that their ESXi product will be released for free. I’m no VMWare guy like these guys , but as I understand it ESXi is the skinny little hypervisor (clocking in at 32mb) that lets you run […]
You can’t argue with this Dan. Source Paul CunninghamPaul is a Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services and a Pluralsight author. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and Exchange Server. stage.practical365.com
My colleague Dan has finally started his own blog about VMWare virtualisation products, and area he holds a lot of expertise in. Check it out – PenguinPunk.net Paul CunninghamPaul is a Microsoft MVP for Office Apps and Services and a Pluralsight author. He works as a consultant, writer, and trainer specializing in Office 365 and […]