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  • Running exchange 2007 on a virtual server. What can happen?

    Hello
    its kind a mixed question about exchange2007 but on a virtual machine
    (if this question should be in the virtual section please move it)


    not that i am to familiar with exchange2007 but i guess that it should be running on very stable hardware... and if its production exchange you should not take any chances...

    anyway
    at my work place is planned soon to deploy local exchange server 2007...

    and now the management team started talking about it... and the current decision is to run it on a virtual machine and take it to production... (that i should install and maintain)

    for a moment i was thinking i don't hear good

    what can i say to them in order to NOT run it virtual?
    even its still not installed i can not sleep well


    and the trouble shooting would be double... is it something with the exchange? or something with the virtualisation system... and so on...

    any tips... good arguments that can help me?

    thanks for any help
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    Re: Running exchange 2007 on a virtual server. What can happen?

    after allot of talking...

    the solution i came up with:

    that we run in exchange cluster mode.
    VM will be the active node.
    And another server (real hardware) will be the passive node.

    So in case of disaster mail service is still available.
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    RHCE Done

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    • #3
      Re: Running exchange 2007 on a virtual server. What can happen?

      Hi!

      I have running DC and exchange 2007 on free vmware server without issues...

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      • #4
        Re: Running exchange 2007 on a virtual server. What can happen?

        in production? or just to play with it?

        i think it is a big diffrence between those 2

        Yaniv F
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        • #5
          Re: Running exchange 2007 on a virtual server. What can happen?

          1 month of production now...

          Runs smoothly...

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