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  • Question

  • I'm planning to migrate to 2012 but for that I need to know what the size of the disk must be. What is there to consider that is taking diskspace?

    Software packages
    Driver packages
    Extracted driver folders
    Boot images
    Os images
    Extracted OS folder
    Update packages

    The total diskspace of all those things must be multiplied by 2 in 2007. So if I have 100gb data it will be doubled because it's chopped into .pkg files.

    What about 2012? Is this flexible? We have Win7 x32 clients and want to take x64 too so new drivers, new apps,...

    For a primary server I would give 2cores, 8gb ram. Is this enough? And for secondaries 1core and 4gb ram.
    Any tips for a good speedy sql? 2 cores with 16gb ram? Infrastructure for 5000 users

    Every server is remote so 1x sql, 1 wsus/scup, 1x sccm primary,

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:57 AM

Answers

  • Disk sizing in CM12 for the Site Server is (more or less) the same as in CM07.
    But you should take a look at this hardware guide from Microsoft, when designing your new environment:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846235.aspx

    There is no "one-size fits all" configuration, but with the information I've got on your environment, I would prefer to co-locate the SQL and the Site Server on the same "box", and then offload at least the MP/DP role.

    RAM is always important, but it's also cheap, so I'd start with at least 32 GB on the Site Server.


    Ronni Pedersen | Microsoft MVP - ConfigMgr | Blogs: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ and SCUG.dk/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen



    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:15 AM

All replies

  • Disk sizing in CM12 for the Site Server is (more or less) the same as in CM07.
    But you should take a look at this hardware guide from Microsoft, when designing your new environment:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846235.aspx

    There is no "one-size fits all" configuration, but with the information I've got on your environment, I would prefer to co-locate the SQL and the Site Server on the same "box", and then offload at least the MP/DP role.

    RAM is always important, but it's also cheap, so I'd start with at least 32 GB on the Site Server.


    Ronni Pedersen | Microsoft MVP - ConfigMgr | Blogs: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ and SCUG.dk/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen



    Thursday, November 8, 2012 9:15 AM
  • And then DP and MP together on one separated box or a box on each role? Is there some sort of finetuning for sql? The sql box will only host the instances of sccm and wsus/scup

    Also the primary will manage all 5000 users but the secondaries (15x) are over whole the country and serving as OSD servers to install machines. Every secondary has it's own task sequence. Just to say that the data on the primary is not 100% the same on the secondaries.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:43 AM
  • It really depends on your requirements, and you budget.
    Installing 2 additional servers that acts as both MP and DP, is not an uncommon scenario in this size environment.


    Ronni Pedersen | Microsoft MVP - ConfigMgr | Blogs: http://www.ronnipedersen.com/ and SCUG.dk/ | Twitter @ronnipedersen


    Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:58 AM