Sun Storage J4000 Arrays as 3000-Mailbox Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2007 With LCR

Ryan Pratt, November 2008


This paper describes a fully tested and validated storage solution for a 3000-mailbox Microsoft Exchange 2007 implementation using Local Continuous Replication (LCR). LCR is a high-availability feature of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 that combines the asynchronous log shipping and replay technology built into Microsoft Exchange 2007.

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  • Overview
  • Disclaimer
  • Features
  • Solution Description
    • Targeted Customer Profile
    • Tested Deployment
    • Streaming Backup
  • Best Practices
    • Core Storage/Replication
  • Test Result Summary
    • Reliability
    • Primary Storage Performance Results
    • Replicated Storage Performance Results
    • Streaming Backup/Recovery Performance
      • Database Read-only Performance
      • Log Read-only Performance
      • Backup to Disk Performance
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress
  • Performance Test Result Report -- LCR Primary Storage
  • Performance Test Result Report -- LCR Secondary Storage
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 2
  • Streaming Backup Test Result Report
  • Streaming Backup to Disk Test Result Report
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 3
  • SoftRecovery Test Result Report
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Jetstress 4
  • Stress Test Result Report

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Here are additional resources:

  • Sun Storage J4400 Array
  • Sun Storage J4200 Array
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Preinstall Documentation
  • Sun Fire X4150 Server - Installation and Operation Documentation
  • Sun Fire Server HBA (Host Bus Adapter) Documentation
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