Die Antwort kann seit dem 3. September 2008 mit JA beantwortet werden. VMware hat dem “Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program” (SVVP) teilgenommen und ihre Virtualisierungs-Lösung erfolgreich validiert. Auf der VMware Webseite wurde von wenigen Stunden folgender Artikel veröffentlicht:
VMware ESX is the Industry’s First Hypervisor to be Validated by Microsoft, Offers Customers Expanded Support Options for Microsoft Applications
VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the datacenter, today announced it has qualified its industry-leading VMware ESX hypervisor under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). VMware ESX 3.5 update 2 (ESX 3.5u2) is the first hypervisor to be listed under the program, providing VMware customers who run Windows Server and Microsoft applications with access to cooperative support from Microsoft and VMware.
“Virtualization is now well within the IT mainstream and our relationship with Microsoft underscores how far virtualization has come by providing VMware ESX users with access to valuable support for their virtualized Microsoft applications,” said Bogomil Balkansky, senior director of product marketing, VMware. “VMware and Microsoft are working cooperatively to help ensure that our joint customers can employ the benefits of virtualization along with the peace of mind that professional product support can provide.”
“Microsoft Exchange is an essential application for us; we have over 50,000 Exchange 2007 mailboxes running on VMware ESX,” said Adrian Jane, infrastructure and operations manager, University of Plymouth in England. “Application performance and availability have been outstanding, but the lack of formalized application support was a concern. With ESX now SVVP-validated, we can reap all the benefits of virtualization without having to make any tradeoffs in application support. It’s perfect for us. And from a broader perspective, SVVP support will make it much easier for us to move ahead with our virtualization-first policy on future application deployments.”
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- Microsoft Support KB 957006: Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments
- Microsoft Support KB 320220: Microsoft support policies and recommendations for servers that are running Exchange Server in hardware virtualization environments