Recommended Spec For Sims Server
At the moment we are runnng SIMS .net on the admin DC, this is an old Dell server with 2 x Xeon processors - 2Ghz, 512Mb Ram and a 120Gb Raid 5 array. It is running Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
After upgrading to SQL2005 SIMS and PARS has started to run very slow, so i'm looking at getting a new server for SIMS.
Now, not knowing the best setup, I thought i'd ask here for advice, should I carry on using 1 server for the admin DC with SIMS, PARS and sql2005 installed on it? Or should I have a seperate DC and a seperate SIMS server?
Ideally I would like to have 2 servers, 1 as DC and 1 as SIMS. What spec should I be looking for, for both servers?
I know that I have to upgrade to server 2003 for SIMS to be supported in the future so i'm looking at replacing the old Dell as soon as possible.