Three Mistakes WHAT COULD GO wrong when you virtualize exchange? A lot. But these problems aren’t exclusive to Exchange; issues can happen when consolidating any complex application. No matter which vendor you choose, plan the project thoroughly to avoid these common mistakes.
1. Ignoring best practices. You may not like to read the directions, but when it comes to best practices, it’s a mistake to skip that step. Microsoft won’t support your virtual exchange infrastructure if you don’t follow best practices, and you’ll likely suffer poor performance or an outage.
2. Improperly sizing virtual machines. If you don’t size virtual machines (VMs) correctly, Exchange VMs could suffer from poor performance or a downtime could occur. After sizing Exchange VMs, continue to monitor performance carefully. Microsoft’s best practices guide and Exchange 2010 on VMware—Designing and Sizing Examples contain specific sizing information for each VM running various Exchange roles.
3. Using undersized…
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