VMmark is not for sissies
The VMmark benchmark suite from VMWare is very well documented, but it’s still not trivial to get it going. Some things you learn only by ignoring the documentation, getting it wrong and then redoing it correctly:
1) Leave IPv6 switched on, especially on the mail server.
2) Stick to a three part domain name, e.g. lab.mycompany.foobar or benchmark.vmware.argghh-i-m-running-out-of-domainname. STAF fails obscurely if the domain name does not have exactly 3 parts.
3) Exchange 2007 SP3 is required on M$ 2008R2
I’ll add more here as I struggle along…