One of the FAQ that continues to get raised is the deployment of Lync Server 2010 on host-based or server virtualization platforms. Be it Hyper-V R2 or one of the certified partners in the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP), almost all server workloads and roles are now supported in a virtualized production environment. The updated virtualization support policy includes the deployment of Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and real-time traffic (modalities) like audio/video and sharing.
Nevertheless, virtualization of the physical desktop or client operating system via technologies such as VDI remains unsupported. And for good (obvious) reasons.
To learn more about this important subject, check out the new white paper entitled “Server Virtualization in Microsoft Lync Server 2010” today (alternate link)!
Update (3 May 2011)
See also a related blog post “Lync (Client) 2010 Virtualization White Paper / Support Policy” on this site for running the Lync 2010 client and Lync 2010 Group Chat client in supported client virtualization environments.
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