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Is there a doc from Microsoft that give recommendations of server 2008 R2 sizing depending on roles? RRS feed

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  • Is there a doc from Microsoft that give recommendations of server 2008 R2 sizing depending on roles?

    Like number of CPU, RAM, DISk  for Windows 2008 R2 with DC,DHCP,DNS.

    Sunday, February 9, 2014 11:45 PM

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  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb414778.aspx

    No. However, CPU for windows infrastructure has long been insignificant. In 99% of all corporations, the CPU is not important for the windows role. Diskspace is likewise a non issue. The only thing that has a measurable impact is memory, and these days that's so cheap it doesn't really matter. Just plug in 4GB and forget about it.

    For other roles there like terminal server, there are calculations like how much ymemory you need to provide per user etc. But for the infrastructure roles like DNS and DC, any modern configuration with a decent amount of RAM will do.

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:41 AM
    Monday, February 10, 2014 8:14 AM
  • This may help but its not based on Server Roles : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn529134


    Sanket. J Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:40 AM
    Monday, February 10, 2014 2:28 PM
  • no doc...

    Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you install. but, not one role point to one requirement...in other words, there no rule says if install as DC, DHCP server, must need what cpu, how many RAM, DISK...

    Best,

    Howtodo

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:29 PM

All replies

  • http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb414778.aspx

    No. However, CPU for windows infrastructure has long been insignificant. In 99% of all corporations, the CPU is not important for the windows role. Diskspace is likewise a non issue. The only thing that has a measurable impact is memory, and these days that's so cheap it doesn't really matter. Just plug in 4GB and forget about it.

    For other roles there like terminal server, there are calculations like how much ymemory you need to provide per user etc. But for the infrastructure roles like DNS and DC, any modern configuration with a decent amount of RAM will do.

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:41 AM
    Monday, February 10, 2014 8:14 AM
  • This may help but its not based on Server Roles : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn529134


    Sanket. J Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:40 AM
    Monday, February 10, 2014 2:28 PM
  • no doc...

    Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you install. but, not one role point to one requirement...in other words, there no rule says if install as DC, DHCP server, must need what cpu, how many RAM, DISK...

    Best,

    Howtodo

    • Marked as answer by SAMATA Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:40 AM
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:29 PM