Exchange JetStress in depth – Updated April 2011

After deploying Exchange 2010, Microsoft recommends to test the Storage sub-system before moving to Production. The below two links take you to guides (Thanks to the Authors!) on how to do it. Jetstress Field Guide Automating Jetstress

Storage Calculators for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

DPM 2010 administrators can use these .xlsx storage calculators to aid  in sizing the DPM storage pool – per workload being protected. there is a specific calculators for Hyper-V, SharePoint and Exchange environments. Download from Source.  

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

This poster shows each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. Relationships between Microsoft Lync 2010 communications software, Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition, Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, Microsoft Lync Web App, and other communications software are also described. SIP and XMPP connection patterns are shown…

Lync 2010 and DNS Load Balancing

DNS Load Balancing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 requires a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) to provide resilience for the Enterprise pool. This configuration is both expensive and difficult to configure for SIP load balancing. Lync 2010 introduces DNS load balancing as an alternative to hardware load balancing. How it Works (Continue at Source)    …

HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Trial Software

Are you looking for a way to implement virtual server high availability that does not require the costs and complexity of separate external shared storage devices? Well here is a simple way to get that: HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Software (VSA) enables the benefits of a physical SAN with the ability to transform…