Microsoft CRM and Microsoft Exchange on the same server
Posted on 2009-04-04
Got a client that has four servers.
Microsoft CRM and Exchange Server (also hosts GFI Mail Essentials) - Dell PE 2800 (Xeon 3.0GHZ, 4GB RAM) (This server is the most resource hungry and might post hard drive space issues running both Microsoft CRM and Microsoft Exchange)
Terminal Server - PowerEdge 1600SC (Xeon 3.06, 4GB RAM)
Domain Controller - White Box with decent specs. (Xeon 2.4, 2GB RAM)
(Only provides DNS, DHCP, File/Print)(Windows Fax Monitor runs int he background)
Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0 server - Old 6 year old white box. (3.75GB RAM, Xeon 2.4)
All servers currently running Windows 2003 server with SP2.
We see the single point of failure in this network to be the Microsoft Dynamics Server.
Clients primary goal:
Client wants to be able to rollout their current installation of Microsoft CRM which currently resides on the server that hosts Microsoft Exchange Server. Currently they are testing Microsoft CRM but want to rollout it for production. 6-8 users total.
Can Microsoft CRM 3.0 and Microsoft Exchange 2003 or 2007 reside on the same server?
With the ability to virtualize servers using Hpyer-V now, would that be an option?
Can we run all three servers on one box? (Microsoft CRM, Exchange and Dynamics).
Consoidation is a must here since the client is running two backups also. LTO3 on the exchange server and a Sony AIT-1 on the Dynamics server.
Looking for suggestions, thoughts and some dialogue.