LYNC 2013 LAB Requirements


What is the resource/hardware requirement to create LYNC 2013 LAB. i want to create that lab on my laptop having 16Gig RAM and 250GB HDD in Core i5 machine. i want to test out every possible feature of LYNC 2013 in that lab.

I do have VMware workstation on top of Windows 8.1 64bit enterprise edition. so i can use hyper-v as well.

So pls flick your suggestions plus learning websites/tips for LYNC 2013 will be really appreciated.. Cheers
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Mohammed HamadaConnect With a Mentor Senior IT ConsultantCommented:
With 16 GB you can do pretty much but only for Standard version of Lync Server which doesn't vary much from the Standard version except for the High availability and couple other features

but for Standard you can do the following
1 GB ram / 1 Cores processors and 30GB Disk for Active Directory
6 GB ram / 2 Cores processors and 50GB Disk for Lync Front end
2 GB ram / 2 Cores processors and 30GB Disk for WAC (Web Application Server)
2 GB ram / 1 Cores processors and 50GB Diskfor SQL (For monitoring, archiving)

I'm not sure if your laptop can support publishing Lync services online because this would require 3 Public IPs for Edge server, 1 for Reverse proxy (ARR) but I'm assuming you don't.

In case you can then 2 GB for Edge and 1GB for reverse proxy should be enough.
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