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:

Lync Server 2010 supports virtualization of the following:

Support includes both of the following:

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.