Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 supports virtualization topologies that support all major workloads, including instant messaging (IM) and presence, conferencing, and Enterprise Voice. Virtualization is supported only on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system for all host and guest operating systems. The supported topologies are as follows:
- Standard Edition server topology, supporting up to 2,000 users
per Standard Edition server, for proof-of-concept, pilot projects,
and branch sites.
- Enterprise Edition data center topology, supporting up to 5,000
users per Front End Server.
Lync Server 2010 supports virtualization of the following:
- Front End Servers. If you virtualize a Front End Server, you
can also virtualize some or all of the other server roles of that
- Standard Edition servers. When deploying a virtualized Standard
Edition server, the only server roles that can be deployed with it
are the Director, Monitoring Server, Archiving Server, and Edge
Server. Directors cannot be virtualized in a Standard Edition
- Edge Servers for Front End pools and Standard Edition
Support includes both of the following:
- Microsoft Hyper-V technology
For details about virtualization support and requirements, including the number of virtual machines to be deployed, see Running in a Virtualized Environment in the Planning documentation.