Thinking of Exchange 2007?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LordOfLA, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. LordOfLA

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    This is the recommended optimum hardware setup (in boxes still at the moment). It's being setup for us by Microsoft and SWSoft end of September barring unforseen delays.

    I will be moving all my email services on to this as soon as it's all ready to go!
     
  2. madmatt

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    Setup for you by Microsoft and SWSoft? Where's the fun in that?

    Clustering is awesome.

    How much RAM per box? I quickly upgraded my Exchange 2007 box from 2GB to 4GB.
     
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    the two main servers are dual quad core with 16GB of ram. the rest are faily standard windows 2003 servers.
     
  4. madmatt

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    Wow. Very nice. What series Dell?
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    No idea. Still in the cardboard box you see :p
     
  6. madmatt

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    Read the packing slip.
    Open one up.

    DO IT =)

    Hopefully you will post more pictures.
     
  7. LordOfLA

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    You might have to remind me but I don't see why I wouldn't :)
     
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    Looks cool indeed, I'd be interested to see more pictures too :)
     
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    15 machines for an email server?
     
  10. madmatt

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    Awesome, isn't it? =)
     
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    You missed a bit:

    15 machines for a high availability fully N+1 redundant Exchange 2007 mail cluster with an initial deployment capacity of 50,000 mailboxes.

    :)
     
  12. fitz

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    just out of curiosity, what are you using for storage?
     
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    It'll be an EMC SAN array I'm told. I'll put a photo up as soon as I see somekind of storage.
     
  14. madmatt

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    I want more photos, today. =\
     
  15. LordOfLA

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    Nothing has changed. its still all boxed. I'll take a snap of the racked servers though on the way out today.
     
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    All the Dell's area racked up now. Forgot to take a photo on the way out.

    Servers are Dell 2950's.
     
  17. madmatt

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    Figures you would forget. No cookies for you.
     
  18. kcnychief

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    Doesn't mean he can't remember to post pictures later :)