We are contemplating an 8+ X1050 box roll out mid to end 2008 with the boxes distributed across 2 data centers with geographical load balancing. We will be handling about 300k mailboxes across ~1000 domains.
I'm interested in hearing thoughts about effectively managing such a large deployment. (is this a large deployment?) Things that are concerns are general troubleshooting tools and methodologies as well as reporting, both for our management and the client's management.
How do the big installations out there manage their environment? Is the methodology to manage at the appliance level or has anybody deployed an enterprise management solution?
We will most likely be using AsyncOS 6.? and the M series for some of the consolidated reporting features.
I'd be interested in hearing your solutions.