?
Solved

Exchange 2010 sizing questions

Posted on 2011-03-22
5
Medium Priority
?
250 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello,

 I'm working on sizing a server environment for our new exchange 2010 environment.  We have roughly about 1000 people accessing our current 2003 server and expect that this will remain very flat on usage and growth.

In reading the docs for 2010 it looks like we need several servers to operate the new environment.  Are any of the services able to be run on the same servers like the hub transport?  If so, where would you recommend the these services be run?

 Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:sej69
[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
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Akhater
ID: 35190605
You can run all these services on one server, if you are happy with one server on exchange 2003 there is no reason why you will not be happy on exchange 2010.

It all goes back to

1. do you need High Availability yes or no
2. what kind of storage do you have ? SAN ? Internal disks?
0
 

Author Comment

by:sej69
ID: 35191072
We are installing this in a virtual environment where the 2003 was on a standalone server.  So yes, we plan on high availability.  The virtual environment is running ESX 4.1 on a HP lefthand SAN.  The difficult piece is that the 3 ESX servers have only 1 that is stacked with RAM, the others are lagging substantially behind.  With this being the case, what would be the recommended structure?
0
 

Author Comment

by:sej69
ID: 35191080
(physical RAM on ESX servers that is)  
0
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Akhater earned 1500 total points
ID: 35193968
if you want High Availabilty you will need at least 4 servers (unless you have a hardware load balancer)

2 mailbox and 2 cas/hub
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sej69
ID: 35405020
Thanks, researched it a bit more and decided to split the mailbox store fro mthe rest of the services
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
A couple of months ago we ran into an issue that necessitated re-creating our Edge Subscriptions. However, when we attempted to execute the command: New-EdgeSubscription -filename C:\NewEdgeSub_01.xml we received an error indicating that the LDAP se…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 5 hours left to enroll

762 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