Sonntag, 15. April 2012 12:48Hi all,
I am looking to purchase a new server for exchange 2010 (will not be a DC) plus two additional servers which will be DC for other sites that need upgrading...
Exchange 2010 will need to house 300 users, but our company requires mail for everything and our quotes/invoices/documents that transverse the network can see peoples mailboxes increase anywhere from 100mb to a 1gb in a week.
The other two servers dont need to be as high spec but require space for about 50-40 users and is a DC
Our hardware turn over lasts between 3 to 5 years....
Pretty much unlimited budget, but it has to be justified and with reason of course....ball park $100,000
- Typ geändert Gavin-ZhangModerator Dienstag, 17. April 2012 01:58 issue
Sonntag, 15. April 2012 16:13if you say no budget limits then why dont you go for HA for your architecture.. with atleast 2 instances for each role.. with DAG and multiple mailbox copies.. backed up by load balancer ... or may be some publishing server...!! for a 300 user you can have a mid level server from any vendor ... you planning to put all roles physcially or hyperV
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Sonntag, 15. April 2012 20:44I was planning to have the physical roles on the server, as the server will only be used as an exchange server. Would it be better to use it under hyper V? I don't have experience in hyper V but if you think its beneficial then yes
Sonntag, 15. April 2012 21:09
Just like you mentioned i think you will consume most of your budget on storage. 1 GB per user a week x 300 users x 3 years plus things like whitespace, dumpster, back plane 20% and some free space for a LUN and transaction log space.
I prefer VMs just because it gives me more flexability and Vmotion. If you put that on Blade you can utilize blade's backplane and segregate your DAG traffic. However you can put more ram into a rack mount and offcourse if you will use a dedicated physical server you will ensure that Exchange is not sharing resources with other systems.
It also depends on how many Exchange licenses you would want to buy.
Dienstag, 17. April 2012 09:46Moderator
Per your description, and you need new servers for exchange deployment, if you have pretty much unlimited bugget, you could consider HA for exchange email system, some information for you:
If you do not expect any single point failure, you could deploy the email system according to above.
Above also give some good suggestion.
It is better to get some help from MS partner.
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- Als Antwort markiert Gavin-ZhangModerator Montag, 7. Mai 2012 06:40