Microsoft announced official support for server virtualization for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. This whitepaper defines the supported topologies and provides best practice recommendations for running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and SQL Server 2008 in a Windows Hyper-V environment or other hypervisor technologies. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can be deployed onto Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, or onto any virtualization solution that is a certified partner through the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) certified partners for the following workloads: Presence, IM (including conferencing, remote access, federation, and Public IM Connectivity), Group Chat. For more information about support for client virtualization technologies, please refer to the official support statement at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951152. In order to plan both their physical and virtualized topologies, customers can use Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool.
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