Exchange 2010 Virtualization distilled.

Sizing: 1. Always size/spec servers and configure as if they were physical. For example, when configuring a DAG node, ensure that it has both a network interface dedicated for a MAPI network, and at least one NIC for a dedicated replication network. 2. Add 10-12% more resources (RAM/CPU) to account for virtualization overhead This section below…

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Updating Schema and preparing AD for Exchange 2010

  (Updated after fixing formatting) (Updated after modifying Schema master replication statement)  This is a slightly modified and updated version of my previous post regarding Exchange 2007. Note before we begin: It is was once considered best practice to disable outbound replication on the Schema master before conducting schema upgrades. If, for whatever reason, the schema…

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