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Exchange Server 2010

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About This Guide

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 takes the IT architect through a step-by-step process for successfully designing an Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 supports a variety of infrastructure topologies that enable IT departments to deploy the messaging architecture that best suits their business needs. The guide will help organizations make informed decisions about the design of fault tolerance and scalability so that their overall requirements are met.

The guide covers these key steps in the Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure design process:

  • Defining the project scope by identifying your individual business and IT requirements for a messaging infrastructure.

  • Mapping features and functionality based on the defined scope to develop the appropriate Exchange Server 2010 design.

  • Designing the infrastructure and role requirements for the proposed Exchange Server 2010 architecture.

  • Determining the sizing, fault tolerance, and physical placement of Exchange Server 2010 roles.

The IPD Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 can help you reduce planning time and costs, and ensure a successful rollout of Exchange Server 2010—helping your organization to more quickly benefit from this flexible and reliable messaging platform.

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Figure 1. Decision flow chart

In More Detail

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 includes the following eight-step process:

  • Step 1: Define the Business and Technical Requirements. This step involves identifying the business, availability, and technical requirements of the project.

  • Step 2: Define the Instances of Exchange Server 2010. The goal of this step is to determine the number of Exchange Server instances the organization requires. Also, the Active Directory domains that will host the messaging system are determined.

  • Step 3: Design the Mailbox Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining role placement, and planning for capacity, performance, and fault tolerance for the Mailbox server infrastructure.

  • Step 4: Design the Client Access Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining role placement, and planning for capacity, performance, and fault tolerance for the Client Access server infrastructure.

  • Step 5: Design the Hub Transport Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining role placement, and planning for capacity, performance, and fault tolerance for the Hub Transport server infrastructure.

  • Step 6: Design the Edge Transport Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining role placement, and planning for capacity, performance, and fault tolerance for the Edge Transport server infrastructure.

  • Step 7: Design the Unified Messaging Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining role placement, and planning for capacity, performance, and fault tolerance for the Unified Messaging server infrastructure.

  • Step 8: Define the Active Directory Domain Services Requirements. The goal of this step is to determine any requirements for Active Directory Domain Services to support an Exchange Server 2010 deployment.

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