OCS 2007 R2 Virtualization Support Policy

May 14, 2009

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MS just officially announced support for OCS 2007 R2 on a virtualized platform.

 

Requirements:

OCS 2007 R2 must be installed on Windows Server 2008 x64 running on Hyper-V or any SVVP certified partner solution.

 

Supported server roles and corresponding features in a virtual environment

 

Role

Supported

Supported features

Unsupported features

Enterprise front-end server

Yes

Presence, IM

Enterprise Voice, audio/video

Standard Edition Server

No

   

IM Conferencing Server

Yes

IM Conferencing

 

Access Edge Server

Yes

Remote Access

Federation, Public IM Connectivity

 

SQL Server back-end server

Yes

Office Communications Server Backend

 

Group Chat Channel Server

Yes

Channel Server

 

Group Chat Look-up Server

Yes

Channel and Load balancing management

 

Group Chat back-end server

Yes

Group Chat database

 

Group Chat Compliance Server

Yes

Compliance

 

Group Chat Compliance back-end server

Yes

Compliance database

 

Director

No

   

Audio/Video Conferencing Server

No

   

Application Sharing Conferencing Server

No

   

Web Conferencing Server

No

   

Telephony Conferencing Server

No

   

Archiving Server

No(1)

   

Monitoring

No(2)

   

Web Conferencing Edge Server

No

   

A/V Edge Server

No

   

Mediation Server

No

   

Outside Voice Control Service

No

   

Conferencing Attendant Service

No

   

Response Group Service

No

   

Conferencing Announcement Service

No

   

Update Server

No

   

Communicator Web Access

No

   

(1) Archiving Server can perform archiving from a virtualized Enterprise pool, but must itself be deployed on a physical server. Virtualization of the Archiving Server is currently not supported.

(2) Monitoring Server can perform call detail record (CDR) collecting for a virtualized Enterprise pool, but must itself be deployed on a physical server. Virtualization of the Monitoring Server is currently not supported. Because voice workload is not supported with a virtualized Enterprise pool, the QoE Service (component of the Monitoring Server) was not tested and therefore is currently not supported in a virtualized Enterprise pool.

 

I highly recommend reading the following whitepaper on running OCS 2007 R2 in a virtualized topology.

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