News about virtualization support of Exchange 2010


Great news from the Exchange team today. They have announced enhancements to the virtualization support of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 running with SP1.

With Exchange SP1 the following scenarios are now supported running under hardware virtualization:

  • The Unified Messaging server role is supported in a virtualized environment.
  • Combining Exchange 2010 high availability solutions (database availability groups (DAGs)) with hypervisor-based clustering, high availability, or migration solutions that will move or automatically failover mailbox servers that are members of a DAG between clustered root servers, is now supported.

    A new Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V whitepaper has also been released.

    Read more about these enhancements on the Exchange Team blog.