+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 17 of 17
Windows Thread, Server Roles in Technical; For Exchange you may want to further seperate the roles depending on how critical email is to you and if ...
  1. #16

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    2,137
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 326 Times in 316 Posts
    Rep Power
    77
    For Exchange you may want to further seperate the roles depending on how critical email is to you and if you want HA/DR.

    It also depends if you want Load-Balance.
    If you do, then I recommend creating a DAG for mbx roles and co-host the hub&cas and use WNLB or a HLB. If using a HLB then you can co-exist all 3 in one.

  2. Thanks to sukh from:

    TechMonkey (29th February 2012)

  3. #17

    TechMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    3,281
    Thank Post
    225
    Thanked 403 Times in 300 Posts
    Rep Power
    161
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Personally I would


    2 x- domain services server (DNS, FSMO, RADIUS) - No DHCP Supposedly this is a risk and not advised on a DC. Personally I use a linux box (could then run on apache server)
    2 x - user server (profiles, home areas. shares) - Split this up. I currently have 5 file servers so the load is evenly balanced. Although its excessive I have 900 desktops which are used widely. I tend to evenly spilt years in half so that when an entire year has IT/using a computer room you don't have a slow down.
    - SIMS
    - Exchange - how many mailboxes? I have around 1000 per server (12.5Gb ram 4 CPU's)
    - AntiVirus + Printers + network services - Possibly Add DHCP with Spilt Zone
    - IIS Web server - Possibly Add DHCP with Split Zone
    - Apache Web server


    EDIT: I would go with Dedicated Print Servers - they can be a pain sometimes so I always keep them separate.
    We will have about 1500 mailboxes.
    That is what I was thinking about with the home areas. Is there a benefit from splitting them or do you end up just having everything spread out which makes managing harder? I'm tempted as well to have the shared areas and public drives to be their own server so that can be monitored better.

    How do you split a year? Do you just manually divide them up when importing them using a script?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Installing Hyper-V on a server with the DHCP server role
    By dhoward_westexetc in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14th February 2011, 03:50 PM
  2. Server roles
    By itgeek in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th January 2011, 07:06 AM
  3. Virtualising more server roles and Learning Gateway
    By ranj in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th February 2009, 03:28 PM
  4. Moving server roles
    By modcoms in forum Windows
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 8th September 2008, 10:30 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31st October 2007, 02:25 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •