If I wanted to install all services for Active Directory for Windows 2008 Server R2 how much ram would you think I need for one server in a Virtual Machince?
28 aprilie 2012 18:48How much ram and HDD space would i need if i went with this option as far as installing all services in AD?
- Tip modificat Aiden_CaoMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator 30 aprilie 2012 02:49
28 aprilie 2012 19:52
If you plan to setup only a domain controller (virtual machine)on your laptop personal computer then 4GB RAM will suffice and around not more than 20 to 40 GB HDD space is more than enough. If you add more machine you will need to upgrade your hardware as required also you will need a visualization software like MS Virtual PC or VMware workstation.
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29 aprilie 2012 08:24Moderator
There won't be much differece between physical and virtual system for ADDS. If you opt to install AD DS on VM, you need more RAM then processor becasue there will be more IO requirements and it can also differ. Regarding Memory, Disk and CPU utilization, please check Determine Domain Controller Configuration section in Page 41 to the below IPD guide.http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/2847e005-d4e4-48f4-87a6-ddbdec8440c3/
For more Infrastructure Planning and Design guides, see here:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee382254.aspx
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30 aprilie 2012 11:31
for Planning and design use the following: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc268216.aspx With that in mind you can plan the requirements for AD and that way have the limits for the VMs you should configure.
A dual core CPU and at least 4GB RAM are a minimum to use.
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30 aprilie 2012 12:09
I would recommed to have atleast 4GB of RAM with 100GB of HDD is enough.You should also consider the other parameters like CPU,network,etc.It is also not recommend to install addditional role on DC like exchange,filesever,WSUS,etc(should be on member server) else the requiremnt will vary.
Planning Domain Controller Capacity
Things to consider when you host Active Directory domain controllers in virtual hosting environments
See this-Determine the hardware configuration required for windows server 2008 r2 .
Hope this helps
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