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  • Hi- I am planning a SCCM 2012 hirerachy. I am having a Primary site on a virtual platform and a remote Distribution point. Is it really necessary to go for a 4 core processor and 16 GB ram for this ?

    Well I might be having just over 1000 clients. Can some one suggest the require hardware specs for this........ The last thing I read was it needs a 4 core and a 16 GB.

    Thanks,

    Murali Krishna

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:43 AM

Answers

  • Either follow the official requirements to be on the safe side or do some "trial and error" to find out if using less cores/RAM will also be sufficient. And it's not only CPU and RAM that affect performance. The disk subsystem also plays an important role.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:17 AM

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  • Just start with 8GB and monitor performance then. You still can add more RAM in case it's not sufficient.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:52 AM
  • That sounds good, but is 4 core a must ?
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:15 AM
  • Hi,

    Well as you are on a vritual plattform you could go the same way here an monitor the CPU utililization and add more as they are needed, it is not required to have 4 core to install SCCM. I would not use less than 2 though.

    Regards,
    Jörgen


    -- My System Center blog ccmexec.com -- Twitter @ccmexec

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:37 AM
  • Thanks for the answer , so you think it is not necessary to have a 4 core as a minimum requirement for SCCM 2012 where I am going to have an SQL 2008 R3. Can you please suggest ?

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:49 AM
  • Well, I see it needs a 4 core processor for a primary so just wanted to confirm

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh846235.aspx

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:52 AM
  • Either follow the official requirements to be on the safe side or do some "trial and error" to find out if using less cores/RAM will also be sufficient. And it's not only CPU and RAM that affect performance. The disk subsystem also plays an important role.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 10:17 AM