Hardware for WSUS server
Posted on 2008-10-24
I need a new server that will be dedicated to WSUS updates. I found these recommendations requirement from the Microsoft Website:
Disk requirements and recommendations
To install WSUS 3.0, the file system of the server must meet the following requirements:
" Both the system partition and the partition on which you install WSUS 3.0 must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
" A minimum of 1 GB of free space is recommended for the system partition.
" A minimum of 20 GB of free space is recommended for the volume where WSUS stores content; 30 GB of free space is recommended.
" A minimum of 2 GB of free space is recommended on the volume where WSUS Setup installs Windows® Internal Database.
I already have rack cabinet with plenty of space for another server. What should I look for in terms of RAID levels? Also, 30GB for storage seems low to me. Would appreciate knowing what others are using for this task. We are smallish (all Windows) network - about 80 machines in 5 offices within the same city/county.