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    Specs for Exchange 2010

    Anyone out there who is using Exchange 2010, irrespective of what MS say are the minimum specs for the server, would you please offer up what CPU and RAM specs you're running yours on?

    Many thanks - in anticipation.

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    CPU - Dual Core Xeon 2.83Ghz
    RAM - 12Gb

    This is virtualised, so is a bit of an approximation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    CPU - Dual Core Xeon 2.83Ghz
    RAM - 12Gb

    This is virtualised, so is a bit of an approximation.
    Thanks for this - how many mailboxes?

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    Just over 400 at the moment, as we migrated all the students to Live@EDU prior to upgrading to Exchange 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyJF View Post
    Anyone out there who is using Exchange 2010, irrespective of what MS say are the minimum specs for the server, would you please offer up what CPU and RAM specs you're running yours on?
    Our Exchange 2010 server VM is running on one core of an Intel Xeon E5506 2.13GHz procesor with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB iSCISI block device assigned. The iSCISI device is provided by a QNAP server running over a standard 1GB/s Ethernet (dedicated, I think) link. This is for around 100 mailboxes, with maybe 30-odd devices connected at any one time. Performance seems fine so far.

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    How is everyone running 2008 and exchange 2010 on a Xeon ?? I got a Xeon server yesterday it's a dual 2.8 with 32 gig ram and exchange will not install because it keeps saying my server is not 64-bit!!!

    Hows everyone else done it ?? The server is a Dell Poweredge 2600

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    'Xeon' is not the architecture, even if you have a 64bit Xeon you need 64bit OS too....

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    Running exchange 2010 SP1 on 2 VM's with 1 CPU & 12 GB assigned... having 3000 very small email boxes (10MB) and 300 large ones (max 500mb). The 3000 student boxes will be migrated to live@edu in the very near future.

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    Exchange 2010SP1 Enterprise.

    2 Databases with a total of 417 mailboxes. 1 Virtual box with 4 x 2.66Ghz and 8Gb RAM assigned.

    Mailboxes are seperated for Staff and Students so i can seperate the storage limits etc...

    Most boxes are under 100Mb, we have 20 or so that are over 500Mb.

    No performance issues worth noting. RAM usage is heavy, but its just Exchange trying to put all the DB into RAM. Unused ram is usless anyway

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    @Psymon - Just a quick q, do you find Exchange 2010 benefits from having 4 cpus?

    I'm capacity planning for it at the moment and would have a similar requirement to you (apart from the majority of our mailboxes are around 250MB).

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    Nah, CPU screenshot attached.

    2 CPU's would do the job and not even break a sweat. I have spare power on the blade hosting exchange and guessed would be the best bet for allocating it lol
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    Cheers - nice one!

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    I have a private client I do some work for, I brought a Dell PowerEdge 840 with a Intel Xeon 2.2Ghz, 8Gb RAM, 2x 250Gb SATA in RAID1, 2008 R2 with Exchange Server 2010 and about 20 people use the server, runs fine.

    Exchange likes a bit of RAM though, also make sure your CPU has at least a dual core, quad core is better!



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