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Virtualizing Exchange server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    My company plan to virtualise exchange server 2010 on VM ESXI 5.1, i have advised that cloning exchange server is not possible. i have been advised to install a fresh exchange server 2010 on virtual machine and do the migration. Is it possible to install another exchange server 2010 in the same AD domain and migrate users without implementing DAG?

    Thank you and much appreciated.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi Nelson

    There is no problem moving the users in the scenario you describe. You don't need a DAG.

    The challenge will be the mailflow, OWA, ActiveSync and more. You move people to a new CAS server and wants to remove the old. You will need to move the mailflow and the http traffic to the new CAS.

    But why dont you just shut down the server and do a P2V?

    BR
    Steen

    Friday, February 14, 2014 6:54 PM
  • Hi Nelson

    There is no problem moving the users in the scenario you describe. You don't need a DAG.

    The challenge will be the mailflow, OWA, ActiveSync and more. You move people to a new CAS server and wants to remove the old. You will need to move the mailflow and the http traffic to the new CAS.

    But why dont you just shut down the server and do a P2V?

    BR
    Steen

    as Steen said, with exchange 2010 SP2 (i think) you are now able to clone...Lync servers yet...are not clone able...
    Friday, February 14, 2014 10:08 PM