Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization

In this course, we will examine the best practices for using Exchange 2013 virtualization.
Course info
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(52)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 25, 2013
Duration
3h 11m
Table of contents
Introduction
An Overview of Virtualization
Preparing for Exchange Virtualization
Virtualization Requirements
Virtualizing Exchange with Hyper-V
Exchange Roles and Virtualization
When to Virtualize Exchange
Important Points to Keep in Mind with Virtualized Exchange
Description
Course info
Rating
(52)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 25, 2013
Duration
3h 11m
Description

In this course, we will examine the best practices for using Exchange 2013 virtualization. Specifically, we will go through an overview of virtualization, how to prepare for it, and what the requirements are. We will talk about virtualizing Exchange with Hyper-V, Exchange roles, and we will discuss when to virtualize Exchange.

About the author
About the author

J. Peter Bruzzese (one of the co-founders of ClipTraining.com) is an Exchange MVP and an internationally published technical author with over a dozen titles to his credit. In addition, he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Triple-MCSE and MCITP for Messaging. He has been a technical journalist for 15 years and is the Enterprise Windows columnist for InfoWorld.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Introduction. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read by blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. So, to outline this lesson, first we'll discuss who is J. Peter Bruzzese. Then what is this course about? And finally, we'll summarize the information within this lesson.

An Overview of Virtualization
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled An Overview of Virtualization. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. The outline for our discussion for this lesson includes a discussion of Platform Virtualization and Exchange, Resources and Virtual Machines, the Hypervisor Wars, Virtualization Terminology, and The Evolution of Exchange Virtualization. And then at the end, we'll summarize the discussion. Okay, so let's get started.

Preparing for Exchange Virtualization
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Preparing for Exchange Virtualization. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. So, to outline the discussion for this module, the first thing we're going to discuss is defining our existing Exchange environment. That's essential before we move forward and virtualize any of the servers. Then we'll talk about tools to assist in defining your environment. We'll discuss the pros and cons of virtualizing Exchange. Now, that may seem odd because folks might think well isn't it all pro? But no, actually there are definitely times when you may not want to virtualize your Exchange environment, so we'll discuss the various positive and negative points to virtualizing Exchange. Then we'll discuss P2V or P&V, a small scale move, where we discuss some of the design choices that we have with virtualization, whether we go completely physical to virtual or utilize a combination of both physical and virtual servers. And when we're all done, we'll summarize the discussion. Okay, so let's get started.

Virtualization Requirements
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Virtualization Requirements. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. Let's outline the subject matter for this lesson. For starters, we're going to discuss hardware requirements. So, these are the requirements and best practice concepts for the hardware that you'll run your hypervisor on top of. Then we'll discuss storage considerations for Exchange 2013, software considerations for the host, software considerations for Exchange 2013, we'll discuss Exchange VM minimum requirements, and we'll wrap it all up in a summary where we review the key points that you want to take away from this lesson. Okay, so let's get started.

Virtualizing Exchange with Hyper-V
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Virtualizing Exchange with Hyper-V. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. So, to outline our discussion for this module, we're going to do a demo of working with Hyper-V. Now, we realize that some of you folks may already know how to work with Hyper-V or ESX or Xen or one of the other solutions that are out there, and that's fantastic. So, in that case, this lesson may not necessarily be what you need, but there are many out there who may not be comfortable or familiar with working with any hypervisor. Now, we have entire courses on this, and so we encourage you if you have no experience with Hyper-V or ESX by all means take a look at some of the other training modules that we have. The real purpose of this demonstration is to outline what it's like to work with Hyper-V with Server 2012. And once the demonstration is complete, we will review what we've discussed with a summary. Okay, so let's get started.

Exchange Roles and Virtualization
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Exchange Roles and Virtualization. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. Let's outline the discussion that we're going to have in this lesson. So, for starters, we're going to discuss the "Role Debate. " That's the debate that folks have in the IT industry regarding Exchange roles and whether or not Exchange should be virtualized or which roles should be virtualized within Exchange. Then we'll discuss architectural changes in Exchange 2013 that may help you to feel more comfortable with virtualizing Exchange roles. We'll talk about virtualization features, some of which are supported, some of which are not. Then we'll discuss tools to validate your virtualized roles. And when we're done, we'll conclude with a summary of this lesson. Okay, so let's get started.

When to Virtualize Exchange
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled When to Virtualize Exchange. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. So, to provide a brief summary or outline of this lesson, we're going to start off with the discussion to virtualize or not to virtualize. Then we'll move into the first of three scenarios, the first one being Moving Some Physical to Virtual. We're going to also discuss a few P2V Migration Tools. Then we'll discuss our second scenario: Small Remote or Branch Office. Then move into our third scenario: Secondary Datacenter. And once we're done, we'll complete the lesson with a summary of all of the various points we've considered through the lesson. Okay, so let's get started.

Important Points to Keep in Mind with Virtualized Exchange
Greetings, and welcome to Pluralsight. You're watching Best Practices with Exchange 2013 Virtualization. This lesson is entitled Important Points to Keep in Mind with Virtualized Exchange. I'm your instructor, J. Peter Bruzzese, and you can read my blog at ExclusivelyExchange. com. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @JPBruzzese. So, the outline for this lesson basically starts off with a Top 10 Best Practice Points for Exchange 2013 Virtualizations. Then we'll go through a few great quotes to remember. Then we'll go through a list of good virtualization links and resources. And we'll finish it out with a summary. Okay, so let's get started.