Running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 on VMware Infrastructure

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November 05, 2009

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 is one of Microsoft™s fastest growing applications platform that hosts collaboration, workflow and document management services. VMware has done extensive testing to evaluate behavior and develop best practices for virtualizing MOSS deployments on VMware Infrastructure (VI). This document describes implementation and best practices for virtualizing a MOSS 2007 intranet farm deployment. It includes results from tests on Web Front End (WFE), Query, Index, and SQL Server performance for this solution. The paper also describes both scale-up and scale-out techniques that could be used to support large MOSS farm deployments in a modular MOSS solution on a very large scale.