New Virtualization Features
Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-20
Lync Server 2013 supports virtualization on both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Support on Windows Server 2012 includes support for the Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) capabilities. With SR-IOV, the virtual function of a physical network adapter is assigned directly to a virtual machine. This increases network throughput and reduces network latency while also reducing the host CPU overhead that is required for processing network traffic. To take advantage of SR-IOV, you must use a host server which has BIOS which supports SR-IOV, as well as use network adapters that support SR-IOV.