Exchange Mixed Infrastructure
Posted on 2010-01-07
I am responsible for maintaining my companies Exchange infrastructure. We were previously strictly an Exchange 2003 shop. We were having some performance problems so to temporarily alleviate these problems I introduced an Exchange 2007 server and then migrated tier 1 users. This was a temporary solution as we were in the process of purchasing new server hardware, a san, and vmware software. Now that I have my vmware infrastructure in place, I'd like to move away from a mixed infrastructure and run Exchange 2007 strictly within my vmware environment. I'm looking for some insight as to the most efficient way to accomplish this. My current Exchange infrastructure consists of:
- exchange 2003 server running on a physical server
- exchange 2007 server (mailbox role only) running on a physical server
- exchange 2007 server (cas role only) running on an older vmware esx host
- exchange 2007 server (hub role only) running on an older vmware esx host
Thanks in advance and please let me know if you have any further questions.