This page provides a list of Dell-produced white papers and collateral on Microsoft Exchange in chronological order. Please add your Dell-produced papers to this list. Add this page to your watchlist to be notified when new Exchange white papers are released.

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  • PowerEdge 2900 III 1000 Mailbox Cluster Continuous Replication Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution — This document provides information on the Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2900 III 1000 Mailbox Cluster Continuous Replication storage solution for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007, based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.
  • Dell PowerVault MD3000 1000 Mailbox Local Continuous Replication Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution — This document provides information on the Dell PowerVault™ MD3000 storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. The ESRP – Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.
  • Deploying Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 — Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 offers a mission‐critical e‐mail messaging platform for enterprises alone with a host of other capabilities. Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 version is supported for deployment on Microsoft Windows Server® 2008. This white paper will highlight some of the new features of Windows Server 2008 as applicable to Exchange Server 2007. The paper will also address deployment or migration options for Exchange Server 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008.
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery features in Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 SP1 — The new release of Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) complements Exchange Server 2007 by enhancing the operational performance of high availability features, adding disaster recovery options, and adding support for Windows Server 2008. This article will discuss the Exchange Server 2007 RTM and SP1 high availability features and associated benefits. Performance analysis conducted at Dell labs to characterize the behavior of new high availability options and improvements will also be discussed.

2007


  • Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor and Representative Deployments — This white paper presents data from the comprehensive performance tests of the Exchange 2007 server and the resulting best practices. With this data, Dell was able to develop the Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor, which provides you with the guidance you need when deploying Exchange 2007. The tool was designed to help determine optimal configurations, storage, and storage sizing, in addition to providing backup and availability recommendations. The following sections of this white paper explain the Dell Exchange 2007 Advisor and walk through the tool outputs designed for small, medium, and large business needs.
  • Exchange Server 2007 Design Considerations — Exchange Server 2007 includes new built-in features and enhancements that enable businesses to suitably meet their ever-growing messaging needs. These new features and architectural changes have changed the design and sizing methodologies used with older versions of Exchange. This paper presents a summary of the changes and the potential impacts that it may have on data centers, along with some of the design considerations and best practices to keep in mind when deploying or upgrading to Exchange 2007.
  • Dell PowerVault MD3000i 5000 Mailbox Single Copy Cluster Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution — This document provides information on Dell’s PowerVault MD3000i Plus MD1000 storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. The ESRP Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.
  • Dell PowerVault MD1000 2000 Mailbox Clustered Continuous Replication Microsoft Exchange 2007 Storage Solution (Sept 10, 2007) — This document provides information on Dell’s PowerVault MD1000 storage solution for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, based on the Microsoft Exchange Solution Reviewed Program (ESRP) – Storage program. The ESRP Storage program was developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a common storage testing framework for vendors to provide information on its storage solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server software.
  • Performance of Exchange 2007 on VMware ESX Server 3.0 — Examination of the mailbox role of Exchange 2007 when running in virtual machines (VMs) on VMware® ESX Server 3.0. User loads of 500, 1,000, and 2,000 were run in a variety of VM configurations to determine how Exchange 2007 performs in a VM and to give guidance around how to size VMs for Exchange.
  • vMotion and VMware HA with Exchange Server 2007 — A look at how Exchange 2007 performs when under load during a series of vMotion™ and VMware HA activities. This paper presents the testing results that show Exchange 2007 does handle these events gracefully and gives specific data around the amount of time it takes to complete each.
  • Exchange Server 2007 Performance Comparison of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and HP Proliant DL385 G2 Servers — While the Dell PowerEdge 2950 and the HP ProLiant DL385 G2 are both two-socket x86-based servers, they are based on different processor-to-memory interconnect technologies. This difference can result in very different application performance when cost- and energy-efficient one-processor configurations are compared. For example, the Dell TechCenter lab ran tests simulating 4,000 e-mail users, and determined that running Exchange Server 2007 on the HP DL385 G2 server can cost up to 21 percent more than on the Dell PowerEdge 2950.
  • Meeting E-mail Security Head on: Dell's Secure Exchange Services — The explosive growth of e-mail environments presents new challenges. Emerging security threats, spam management, and complex new compliance regulations all demand an optimized response. Understand how you might protect your company from the onslaught of e-mail threats posed by viruses, spam, and spyware while dealing with complications inherent in compliance regulations.

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