Our organization will soon be working with Adtran & CenturyLink to upgrade from the BCS to ECS platform for UC Server. The documentation on the ECS, found here, http://www.adtran.com/web/appmanager/portal/Adtran?_nfpb=true&partNumber=1951250BG1*&productGroupId=3691&selectTab=documentation&_pageLabel=waverunner_page_products_productdetail -- seems out of date -- with a publication date of 2009.
To minimize costs and improve uptime, we'd like to leverage two technologies within our organization:
1. First, we'd like to have the ECS running in a virtual environment. The 2009 documentation says that Hyper-V isn't supported, however, Hyper-V 2012 (bundled with Windows Server 2012 Datacenter) is vastly improved over previous iterations. If I dedicate (bind) a network adapter to the ECS virtual machine instance, would that calm the worries Adtran had in 2009 with Hyper-V?
2. If we can house the ECS virtual machine in Hyper-V 2012, I'd like to run the ECS Server as a virtualized Server 2012 environment as well. Server 2012 gives greater functionality for repairing damaged system files and ensures higher availability of the instance.
Do you have any thoughts on this?
Unfortunately, Hyper-V is not currently supported. Since you are considering a virtual environment this post may provide some useful information: Re: UC420 to VMWare and related is our Selecting NetVanta UC Server VMware and Platform Servers guide, which has a note that Hyper-V is not supported.