Exchange 2013 Virtualization
Posted on 2013-11-07
I am going to be be running Exchange 2013 on VMware and am looking to run my setup passed others who have done the same to make sure I'm not missing anything in doing it. This will be hosted on local storage with other VM's in one big RAID10 array.
Thick Provisioned VMDK for OS
Thick Provisioned VMDK for Database
Thick Provisioned VMDK for Logs
As well as reserve all the guest memory for the VM so it is always available. Format the Database and Logs VMDK disks with 64k allocation size.
I just am not sure if each disk should be on a seperate controller in VMware, or share the controller. Some use the paravirtual controller, and some use the LSI Logic default controller. This isn't for a large amount of users, around 100-125.