Thoughts on a File Server
What are all your thoughts on the below:
We are looking at provisioning a new file server. We currently have shares scattered among different servers making management more difficult. Bearing in mind we run a VMware system with ESXi servers, would it be better to:
- Create 1 server, with loads of RAM and multiple processors to house all Staff, Student, SharedStaff, SharedStu, 6thForm shares
- Create multiple servers which are less powerful and spread the shares between them
Are there any recommendations as to how much RAM to dedicate to such a server given that we have 700 client PCs with the shares listed above, so it is likely that many open connections will exist at the same time to the different shares for each user.
Either way we will be running Server 2008r2 :)