On Dec 1, 11:05 am, markm75 wrote:
>> Stay informed about: Cpu speed and core recommendations for this 2003 server?
> We are in the process of rebuilding our oldserver.. previously it
> a xeon (single core i think) 2.8ghz.. with 4gb ram.. was using around
> 3200mb of ram.
> It ran x86server2003.
> Now we are building the new one.. which i'm guessing i'll probably
> x64 for sure.
> ***I was thinking of the Harpertown Xeon quad core 2.33ghz processor
> (single cpu)..
> ***4gb memory...
> Here is what it will do: (4 total servers, 40 workstations, 35ish
> File serving (memberserveronly)
> Live CommunicationServer2007
> Great Plains Dynamics 10.0
> System Center Config manager
> System Center Virtual Machine Manager
> Sql 2k5 default instance (vmm and sccm)
> Sql 2k5 dynamics instance
> Sql 2k5 OCS instance
> Trend Micro antivirus central point
> UPS shipping software
> **Maybe virtualserver2005 (virtualize a few above?)
> It runs a raid5 4 disk array.
> Would this CPU be enough for these tasks.. would i be better off with
> the 2.83ghz one.. or maybe two quad core 2.33's?
> I guess if i choose to use virtualserver, i may want to expand to
> of memory? Does it make sense for restore ability, to virtualize say
> LiveServer2007 and System Center Config Manager on this same box
> instance (with SQL 2005 on those virtualserverinstances too)?
> Thanks in advance
I guess if i do virtualize these roles.. i should probably put the vhd
for these 3 on a seperate physical, single volume drive?