Microsoft has made significant investments in providing virtualization support for Lync Server across a fully distributed topology. Lync Server can be virtualized by using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, or other virtualization solutions that have been tested by Microsoft.


This document outlines a series of best practice recommendations for:

·       Deploying a virtualized Lync Server topology

·       Typical VM host configurations

·       VM guest configuration best practices based on the workload

·       Scale comparison of virtualized and physical Lync Server roles

·       Measuring Performance


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