VMware has released a new whitepaper that discusses the performance and scalability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 when deployed within virtual machines running under VMware ESX Server 3.01: Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Performance on VMware ESX Server 3.
The paper presents the results of a joint study with Dell that examined the performance implications of a virtualized Exchange environment. Specifically, we looked at:
- The performance implications of running Exchange Server 2003 on a virtual machine versus a physical system.
- The performance of Exchange Server 2003 in virtual machine configurations when “scaling-up