This guide provides design and deployment guidance for running Microsoft® Exchange Server® messaging
software on storage arrays from Nimble Storage, a Hewlett-Packard Enterprise company. Readers are
assumed to have a working knowledge of the following products and technologies:
- The operating system (OS) on which they are deploying their solution
- Basic Nimble Storage® array operations
Although the guide focuses on Exchange 2016, which is the latest edition of the Microsoft messaging platform,
many of the core design considerations are also applicable to Microsoft Exchange 2013.
Exchange databases can be deployed on Nimble Storage arrays in many different ways. Configuration options
change based on data center infrastructure, server hardware, and virtualization platforms. The document
reviews some of the design considerations, parameters, and best practices that Exchange administrators,
storage architects, and infrastructure administrators should evaluate. The guide also covers minor differences
in deployment considerations for Nimble Storage All Flash Arrays and Adaptive Flash Arrays where applicable.