Exchange Best Practices and Optimisation
Posted on 2007-12-07
I am implementing a new Exchange server as my current hardware is just too slow. I have a Dell 2950 with x6 146 HDDs in a RAID 0+1 with one large volume. The box is x1 dual core proc with 4GB RAM running Windows 2003 RS Std. I have partitioned this volume into 2 drives a 2GB C: drive where I have installed Windows and the Exchange program files, and a large D: where I have installed the Exchange edb's stm's and logs.
My question is, can someone let me know the best practices for the most optimised box. I have about 300 mailboxes averaging 1GB each that I need to migrate to this server. I am not sure about some of the deeper Exchange settings, how to best set the page files, how many storage groups to have, etc etc. Advice from Exchange guru's will be very much appreciated.