Mailbox Server Storage Design

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Storage design is a critical aspect of a successful Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Mailbox server role deployment. Multiple requirements such as storage performance, capacity, manageability, and cost must all be considered to achieve the optimal storage design for Exchange 2010. This section discusses the storage design process as well as the storage design options, support criteria, and best practices related to the Exchange 2010 Mailbox server role. Information is also provided about required storage inputs and storage testing and validation.

Topics in this section include:

Mailbox Storage Design Process

Understanding High Availability Factors

Understanding Mailbox Database and Log Capacity Factors

Understanding the Mailbox Database Cache

Understanding Database and Log Performance Factors

Understanding Storage Configuration

Understanding Exchange 2010 LUN Architecture

Mailbox Server Processor Capacity Planning

Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Design Example