We are currently running Exchange 2007 and have just purchased Exchange 2013 and new hardware to install it on. We plan to upgrade directly from 2007 to 2013.
The server has two physical drives mirrored for the OS. The other necessary storage volumes will be mapped up to our Compellent SAN which replicates these volumes to another location.
I am wondering if I am better off installing Exchange 2013 on a virtual machine that sits on a SAN volume, rather than installing it locally and having the database sit on the SAN volume. This way I can replicate the entire virtual server to another location. Seems like the best option, but looking for opinions as this is new to me.
The server itself will have Server Standard 2012 installed and would be using Hyper-V.