Monthly Archives: September 2012

#IAMMEC Session Report: Virtualization in the New Exchange

Supported Hypervisors HyperV 3rd Party Hypervisors Host-based Clustering All roles Exchange Roles All roles Storage Block level iSCSI, FC, pass-through, etc. Same requirements as Ex2010 Support for SMB3 file shares for specific limited scenario Guest on 2012 with guest VHD’s … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Exchange 2013 Sizing Guide

Brief History of Exchange Sizing Sizing come from production deployments Dogfood, MSIT, customer and field feedback Final IOPS comes from internal deployments with isolated user proviles Guidance is conservative due to deployment scenarios that are different from Microsoft Best Practices … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Exchange 2007/2010 to 2013 Migration

Preparation Prepare “Exchange Deployment Assistant” – available on TechNet Verify Prerequisites Install Exchange SP and/or updates across the ORG Exchange 2007 will be a RU, therefore it cannot verify in AD that all servers are at the same level UPDATES … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Ex2013 Planning and Deploying High Availability

Lagged Copies Dealt with automatically by the system but the tradeoff is that it can be automatically played forward in case it’s needed SafetyNet is what was Transport Dumpster, now it’s Transport Dumpster on Steroids Lagged Copy is 7 days, … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Tip: Exchange 2013 Admin Center Access via Downlevel Account

When you first install Exchange 2013, the Exchange Admin Center is a bit quirky if you want to use it with an administrative account that is sitting on an earlier version. You will run into an issue where it will … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Report: Exchange 2013 High Availability & Business Continuity

Simply put, Scott Schnoll is and always will be a legend among the Exchange crowd.  He always gives some great talks. Let’s hop right into it: Storage Enhancements Multiple Databases per volume Number of copies must equal the number on … Continue reading

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#IAMMEC Session Recap: Manageability and Monitoring Talk

In the afternoon I attended the Manageability and Monitoring talk by Charlie Chung and Greg Thiel and took some rough notes. EX2013 – Protocols are always served from the protocol instance that is local to the active database copy Best … Continue reading

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