Bob_Jenkins
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To virtualise or not to virtualise - "Microsoft Office Communications Server"

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Hi Everyone

I've been told that it is impossible to virtualise the above due to problems with time-synch or clock cycles or something - I guess in the same way that people used to be reticent about virtualising AD controllers etc.

Has this been fixed in 3.5 U3 ?

Has anyone actually virtualised MS Office Comms Server?

Many thanks.

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ChrisDearden
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We have OCS fully virtualised , no time sync problems as far as I'm aware. ( 3.5 U2 )

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ChrisDearden
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We have OCS fully virtualised , no time sync problems as far as I'm aware. ( 3.5 U2 )

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Bob_Jenkins
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Hi Chris - that's good to know but is there any documentation out there which might corroborate your experience with this App? I need to convince my boss that we cvan indeed vortualise it but need some documentary evidence....

Thanks.

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ChrisDearden
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I can't release any internal documentation of course , but I'll have a chat with one of the Architecture guys - OCS isn't on SVVP (yet) but we are using it for a large organisation without problems - having the correct time sync on the hosts probably helps.

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Bob_Jenkins
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Thanks Chris - any kind of docco or ideas from your architecture guys would be massively appreciated.

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sshamilt
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I am also looking into this and would appreciate any info you guys have

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sbeaver
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I set up a proof of concept with 1000 users and had no issues with it virtualized

Steve Beaver

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Bob_Jenkins
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Hi sbeaver. I searched your blog but couldn't find anything pertaining to "Communications Server" - could you point me in the right direction please?

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