?
Solved

Network Servers Scaling

Posted on 2007-03-29
3
Medium Priority
?
210 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
I want a site or tips or white papers on scanling .
i .e . How many servers / processors should I Use according to the number of users .
On DNS , DHCP , Acitve Directory, Exchage , SQL , Sharepoint ......a llll llll
0
Comment
Question by:drtoto82
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 18820903
How many do you have?  DNS, you should have two for at least up to 2000 users... likewise for AD, and DHCP depends on the lease times you assign.  SQL depends on the load, not just users, but how many transactions are being done and queries being done... what's your environment like now?
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
LauraEHunterMVP earned 375 total points
ID: 18820906
Each tool that you reference has specific (and different) scaling recommendations, all based around the # of users in your org, physical and logical layout (single site? many locations?), the available bandwidth to your site(s), etc.

Here are some links to get you started, you can find more by Googling '<product name> capacity planning'

Active Directory: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/4af3271a-4407-4ca5-9cd5-e05b79046d081033.mspx

Exchange 2003 Load Simulator: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=92EB2EDC-3433-47CA-A5F8-0483C7DDEA85&displaylang=en

SQL Capacity Planning & Monitoring: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2000/maintain/sqlops6.mspx

Sharepoint Capacity Planning:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointportaladmin/HA011647571033.aspx

Hope this helps.

Laura E. Hunter - Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Networking

0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:drtoto82
ID: 18828546
thx alot . I got the point .

I 'll ask again if I needed further info .

Bye Laura (f)
0

Featured Post

Office 365 Training for IT Pros

Learn how to provision tenants, synchronize on-premise Active Directory, implement Single Sign-On, customize Office deployment, and protect your organization with eDiscovery and DLP policies.  Only from Platform Scholar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question