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Exchange 2K7 on virtual server

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by nugget, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. nugget
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    Has anyone installed Exchange 2007 as a vm onto MS Virtual Server?

    Given the fact that if I was to do it (real world) I would have 64 bit server hardware and host OS do you think it would be possible?

    Just asking as someone told me today that it will only run as a vm under VMWare.
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    There is a 32bit version of the trial for just such uses
    as well as a VHD file on technet for pre built ones

    why dont you use VMware Server?

    Exchange 2007 is nativley a x64 server and requires a x64 server operating system and hardware

    There are a few posts on my blog about my own experiance with Exchange 2007 in a virtual environment, pop over there for a look!
     
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  3. SimonV

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    I've done it with VMware Server on x64 sytem and it was fine. I tested it this way before putting it into production.
     
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  4. nugget
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    Thanks for the confirms guys.

    The problem is at the moment we have a guy in working out an IT strategy for the company. We were going through a review of his presentation today and he said a few things that really stood out for me. One was that he recommended VMware for virtualisation as virtual server had 'issues'.

    To start with I liked this guy but the more I 'work' with him I see that he's stacking the odds.:x

    Typical IBM employee though.:x
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Ask for a detailed breakdown of the 'issues' :biggrin
     
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  6. nugget
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    As far as I could tell it had to do with the fact that you need 64 bit hardware for an Exchange 07 server, and the unspoken fact that virtual server comes from the house of MS.

    Correct me if I'm wrong here but going by other recent posts I understand that to run an Exchange 07 server in a vm you need 1: the hardware needs to be 64 bit and 2: the host OS also needs to be 64 bit (and vm too) regardless of whether you use VMWare or Virtual Server?
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    Virtual server does not support 64 bit guests, thats your first problem
    Virtual server is also a class 2 hypervisor product, ESX is a class 1 hypervisor
    class 2 hypervisors are not ideal for production environment and VMware is one of the few companies with a class 1 hypervisor
     
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  8. nugget
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    Thanks for clearing that up for me mate. :thumbleft
     
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