I get this question from schools around support for Exchange Server 2007 support on VMWARE and our answer used to be it is not supported up until about a month ago. With regards to Hyper-V, Exchange Server 2007 is also supported. Click here to see my Exchange 2007 and Hyper-V post.
As of October 2008, VMWARE has passed the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) program for hosting Exchange Server 2007 as a 64-bit guest.
Below are the requirements:
Here is a list of support boundaries and recommendations when running Exchange Server 2007 on virtualization:
Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualization software only when all the following conditions are true:
I also recommend you contact VMWARE for additional recommendations prior to deployment of a production Exchange Server 2007.
For more information about the support for Exchange Server 2007 on virtualization, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information on SVVP see here.
For a list of other Microsoft applications supported on virtualization technologies see here.
I get this question from schools around support for Exchange Server 2007 support on VMWARE and our answer