Exchange 2010 VM Server Spec
We have had our exchange box running for almost a year now and the company that put it in seems to have allocated a low amount of resources to the machine
Intel Xeon X5650 @ 2.67ghz (only 2 cores)
60GB C drive
Store.exe used all of the available system memory, so I doubled it to 16GB and same thing happened again. I understand it uses whatever memory it has. At the weekend I increased it again to 24GB memory, and also allocated 2 more CPU cores.
Total memory is now sitting at 19GB used and everything is working well so far.
As the machine is responsible for all roles (edge, transport, exchange) what spec should the VM have? I have read some documentation which suggests a large amount of CPU cores and upto 64GB memory is required when running all services from one box.
Also, I have read on a few places you can cap the store.exe size so that is only uses a certain amount of memory, however I cant find the option in ASCI manager as per the guides.
Some windows updates went on at the weekend causing C: to have less than 2GB spare, this caused transport service to refuse incoming mail so increased it by 20GB and all is working again.
We have around 1000 mailboxes varying in size.
What should the spec of the machine be and should I cap the store.exe database size?