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looking for some real-world specs for SBS 2011

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hello
I am looking for some real-world specs for Memory and CPU for SBS 2011.
They will be running about 20 users on Exchange
There will be no SQL server.
Thanks.
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Question by:cliffordgormley
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smckeown777 earned 430 total points
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I assume you mean an existing working environment that is up and running without issues?

Dell Poweredge R510
Intel Xeon X5660 (2.8GHz)
16GB Ram(DDR3)
2 x 600GB SAS 15K Rpm Drives (OS) Raid1
4 x 600GB SAS 15K Rpm Drives (DATA) Raid 5
Perc 6/i Integrated
Windows SBS 2011

30 Users, Exchange mainly, SQL is installed for Sage 200 Construct software

No performance issues at all, all running fine for 2 years +
AV is Vipre Enterprise

Any other info let me know...
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by:cliffordgormley
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Thanks! this is what I was looking for.
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by:smckeown777
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No hassle, remember the SAS drives make a world of difference, so if you are saving money by playing with SATA you will suffer I find...cheers
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by:T120R
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Quick follow up question for smckeown777,

Did you put Exchange and SQL in separate VM's or install them together?
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Em no this is a single server with all on the same box
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by:T120R
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Ok, thanks. I came across your post while trying to confirm that the all-in-one SBS2011 option was perfectly valid for less demanding networks, which it is.
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