Last post Mar 30, 2007 11:01 AM by Steve@Planet
Mar 26, 2007 04:42 PM|eromero|LINK
I am new to the HMC world. Please where can I find the minimum number of servers needed for HMC 4.0?
I am also open to consider VMware to host 3 or 4 servers..is vmware supported by MSFT under HMC?
or must I use MSFT Virtual Server? I read the HMC 3.5 documentation and it lists 37 servers for the infraestructure (about 7 optional server) is this 37 a must in HMC 3.5?
I assume my clients are going to be from 30 to 500 mailboxes. I prefer not to use exchange cluster.
How much does it cost to buy HMC4? am I going to get the Outlook2007 CD free for all the users? is it a CD or a link to download? is it professional or home version?
Under HMC Can I set XOsoft replication for the exchange server box?
thanks in advance,
Mar 30, 2007 10:30 AM|deejbee|LINK
I'm not sure about HMC 4.0 but 3.5 Consolidated I think can work from 4 (poss. 3 servers) although that's not what we use in producation its useful for a test environment.
HMC isn't supported on any form of virtualization unless its changed under HMC 4.0 (MS?) - I would doubt not.
Sounds like you'll need to use the consolidated server install - its a lot easier but gives no redundancy but should be fine the number of servers you anticipate.
HMC 3.5 is free although you'll have obviously have signed a SPLA agreement. I would think 4.0 would be the same. The cost of outlook is included in the amounts you report to microsoft for each user every month. SPLA rep will help.
Sorry I've no idea what XOsoft replication is!!!
Mar 30, 2007 11:01 AM|Steve@Planet|LINK
HMC 4.0 contains all kinds of server roles. The following is the minimum roles that are required to provision exchange users:
AD, MPS, SQL, PROV, MB, HUB and CAS
So that's a total of 7 servers required, but there is not a consolidated install guide as of yet for HMC 4.0.
HMC 3.5 can be installed onto 2+ servers. It is possible to get it all installed on 1, but you have to do some extra tweeks to get it all running.
Yes, this can all be run under VMWare or Virtual server, it's not supported, but it does work.
Using VS.NET you can create your own custom MPS providers. So if XOSoft Replication can be referenced in .NET then you can create your own custom provider to expose an MPS interface.