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8th December 2008, 10:35 AM #1
Recommendations for test server hardware...
Looking initially to do a test install and let users play with Windows SharePoint Services and after that could use the server to test install other software we get asked to put on the system.
Ramesys usually spec. and build up all our production servers so I don't normally get involved so any help would be appreciated.
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8th December 2008, 01:52 PM #2
We're going to virtualise our current print server box, and reuse the box for Sharepoint playing (probably)
It's a boggo P4/HT 3Ghz / 512mb rig, in a rack case that we inherited.
It will only be experimental, mind. I think the VM print server should fair kick bum..
8th December 2008, 02:42 PM #3
If your only going to use it as a test server with WSS you dont need anything more than a normal desktop with 1GB of RAM.
It all depends on the number of concurrent users.
9th December 2008, 09:39 AM #4
another thing worth thinking about is if you want to test MOSS 2007 you will require 1024MB - The install will error if you have anything less so make sure you aren't using shared memory if you have 1GB in the box
9th December 2008, 10:02 AM #5
Using Sharepoint Services 3 here on a Virtual Win2k3 VMWare ESX3i and thats running on a P4 3.6Ghz with 2GB ram and an old 72GB SCSI hard drive. Runs shweeeeet
9th December 2008, 10:08 AM #6
Just got one of these
You really cant beat it at that price!
Thanks to j17sparky from:
9th December 2008, 05:27 PM #7
Last edited by kennysarmy; 9th December 2008 at 05:39 PM.
9th December 2008, 05:37 PM #8
If you don't have a server you can use Amazons EC2 service
$0.25 per hour for a small server
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Running Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server
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