The HP E5000 Messaging System (E5000) has been designed to simplify the initial planning, testing and configuration of Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 by providing agile solutions that are pre-configured and ready to deploy. The E5000 is offered in five models, supporting 500, 1,000 or 3,000 mailboxes per messaging system, hosting large 1.2GB or 2.5GB mailbox capacities1. The E5000 incorporates both HP and Microsoft best practices to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 (Exchange 2010) in a highly available solution.
Best practices for deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on HP E5000 Messaging System
To assist in the installation and deployment, HP has developed a set of value-add tools, which have been specifically designed to simplify the initial setup, configuration and verification of the HP E5000 Messaging System. Unlike traditional deployment models, where you must design, configure and validate the optimal configuration, HP and Microsoft have gone through the process of designing and testing to determine the optimal configuration. The E5000 ships with HP value-add tools which assist in deploying the E5000 in its optimal configuration.
Load balancing best practices for the HP E5000 Messaging System
In Exchange 2010 all clients connect via the Client Access Server role (CAS). This workload can be spread among multiple CAS servers which can be assigned to a CAS array. In order to properly balance the traffic to the array, it is important to consider a network load balancer; HP recommends the use of a hardware load balancer with the E5000 Messaging System. This paper details network load balancing for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with the HP E5000 Messaging System.
The HP E5500 and HP 5700 Messaging System changes the approach to designing, deploying and managing Exchange servers. Instead of having to design and build your own solution the E5500 is offered as a preconfigured appliance ready to deploy.
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