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Exchange setup and configuration on VM

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So, I am in the process of spec'ing out an Exchange server for 170users to start but could grow to approximately 225-250 over the next 2-3years.  I am placing this on SAN and Esxi VM Host server.  I am wondering what would the VM resources typically be for an Exchange VM.  Anybody know of a good whitepaper for this particular setup\configuration.

Thanks for the help.
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With Exchange the most important part of the hardware is the RAM. This calculator should help for the RAM requirements:

http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Exchange-2013-Server-Role-f8a61780

You also want to make sure you have enough space for the logs and database.

The minimum RAM requirements are 8GB but with that many users you should probably have at least 32GB or RAM so that you don't have any issue during peek email times.
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