exchange 2013 on VM server 2012
Posted on 2013-05-10
I'm planning to upgrade my exchange server to 2013. It will be a VM running Windows Server 2012. I'm using VMWare and VCenter to manage my Virtual Environment. I came across the following info, while reading up on the Exchange requirements.
"Configuring iSCSI storage to use an iSCSI initiator inside an Exchange guest virtual machine is supported. However, there is reduced performance in this configuration if the network stack inside a virtual machine isn't full-featured (for example, not all virtual network stacks support jumbo frames)."
I'm not sure what a jumbo frame or a network stack is. Can someone shed some light on this?
For HA projects like Exchange, SQL, etc, I usually create a separate volume on my SAN, dedicated to the particular VM (in this case, Exchange). Then, I connect the servers which will host the VM to the volume, via iSCSI. After reading the above, I want to make sure I should still configure my Exchange server this way...