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I have a question about virtualizing exchange 2010 with vmware. I have a small environment with 25 users. Is it ok to virtualize exchange 2010, any performance concern? is it stable? I have virtualize other server before but never exchange.

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Exchange will virtualise with no performance issues at all as long as your server is well spec'ed.
Only limitation is that yuo can not virtualise the UM role if you utilise it.
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by:officertango
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can i also put exchange 2010 on the same server as windows 2008 AD, put it all on one server rather than 2 virtual server. this is for a 15-20 users environment? all my reading say that exchange 2010 should not be on the same server as DC.
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NEVER EVER put exchange on the same server as your AD.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Exchange 2010 is supported and stable on VMware Hypervisor and Microsoft Hyper-V.

Do not install Exchange 2010 on a Domain Controller.

As for performance, that would very much depend on the specification of the Host Server.
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Also when you say same server as your AD, I read that to imply you only have one AD server, make sure your environment has at least TWO AD Controllers.
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2 AD controllers, even for 15-20 users enviroment?i guess i need to buy more server license?
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by:Neil Russell
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That is your choice. Your second AD controller could just be a virtual machine running on a laptop with 4GB of ram tucked away in a corner somewhere but for resiliance and peace of mind, have TWO.
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If your single Domain Controller fails, you'll be sorry, all your accounts will be lost.

Unless you have a good Bare Metal Restore?
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thanks all
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