Today, we announce OCS 2007 R2 virtualization support for certain OCS 2007 R2 roles. This includes our own Hyper-V technology as well as other SVVP certified virtualization technologies. I know a lot of schools have been waiting for this since they want to reduce HW footprints, etc.
What OCS R2 functionality is supported on a virtual server?
· IM (including remote access, federation, and Public IM Connectivity)
· Group Chat
What R2 roles are supported and not supported as a virtual server/guest?
Here is a matrix which lays it out nicely:
Why are some roles not supported as a virtual guest?
Virtualization of the other OCS voice, video, LiveMeeting, desktop sharing roles are not supported because of possible quality issues with real-time media.
What are the virtualization requirements?
Sample Hyper-V OCS R2 configuration showing FE, Group Chat and Edge as virtual guests:
The sample Hyper-V architecture above was stress tested to support 40,000 IM users and 10,000 Group Chat users.
For more on this, download the OCS R2 Hyper-V virtualization whitepaper here.