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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Disk Requirements

There are no specific disk requirements for virtual machine disks used with Lync Server 2010. The only consideration is to allocate enough space for the operating system installation and Lync application installation. For Back-End database servers, the same planning figures apply for database sizing. This also applies to the Monitoring and Archiving database size planning figures.

Disk Types

When creating a virtual machine, options exist to create a hard disk for the VM as a fixed size or dynamically expanding. In VMware, the dynamically expanding disk is referred to as thin provisioning. The difference is that with a fixed-size disk, the space allocated to a virtual machine is immediately accounted for on the host operating ...

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