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Exchange 2010 hardware specs

Posted on 2011-03-15
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Current environment is Exchange 2003
A medium size office, with 100 mailboxes.   Database store is about 20GB, log is 6gb policies keep mailboxes below 1gb.  

There is a Equal logic 6000 SAN at a collocation.   Not sure if its suggested to store boxes at a colo?    No DAG or HA is going to be installed, or Unified Messaging.  

What kind of server, memory, cpus

Storage, local or remote storage?  what size config?

I have a couple of ideas, but I wanted to ask the experts


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by:waleeda
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check this:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996719.aspx


specially the [Hardware requirements for Exchange 2010] part

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by:13years
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Yeah, just looking for some in production suggestions.  

I'm thinking 8 to 12 core and 12 to 24 Gigs memory

Maybe a 8 core and 16Gigs of memory
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by:waleeda
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for mailbox Servers and CAS Server sould be 8 core with 16 GB RAM
and for HUB and Edge 4 core is enough with 8 GB RAM
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Akhater earned 500 total points
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for 100 mailboxes there is really nothing to worry about

8 core 16 gb of memory are just wonderful

there is no need to put it on the SAN if you decide to keep the database local consider a separate disk array for the database and logs don't put these on the OS array

2 disk raid 1 will do the job
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