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

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Networking Requirements

Each virtual machine running a Lync Server 2010 role should have at least one virtual network adapter added. Edge Servers require at least two adapters just as with a physical installation.

Synthetic Device Drivers

Both the Hyper-V and VMware virtualization products contain emulated and synthetic device drivers. Emulated drivers were the original approach to virtualization where each hard disk or network adapter assigned to a virtual machine is emulated in software. The advantage to emulated drivers is that almost all operating systems contain support for these drivers because it emulates a baseline set of abilities. Synthetic drivers are used to provide an additional level of performance and abilities within a virtual ...

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