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    ? what spec do you recon

    ok little bit of History here. Inherited the network from hell. Infractructure gash, servers ancient and a SMT tighter than the tightest thing you can imagine.

    If i said my PDC and BDC hada combined RAM of just 2.5Gb you'd p*ss yourself.

    I need to replace these but i need to 'justify' it. i.e. for a school with 1500 users and a max of 500 users online what spec for a PDC and BDC should i be looking at.

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    I'd go for a dual quad core CPU set up with 4GB RAM (minimum) and SAS 15k hard disks in RAID 1. So, I'd go for 2 of these

    with a pair of these in each.

    Should come to about £3k for each. Unless you want a cd-rom drive and redunant power in both, which will add a couple of hundred to each.

    Actually, I'd probably go for having 3 of them to ensure resilience.

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    I agree with Localzuk's suggestions.

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    I would also agree.

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    Cheers Chaps (thats a generic chaps by the way)

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    why so much hardware for a dc? Mine only get assigned 512MB ram and 10GB disk space as VMs.

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    Re: ? what spec do you recon

    I suppose if you're using your dc hardware as a jack of all trades then beefy is best.

    Otherwise to just be a dc probably doesn't need all that much

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