We planning to change the company's server.
Currently we have 10 users and another 5 which are using terminal services.
The new OS will be Server 2008 R2.
The server roles will be: File services, Domain Controller Services, Print Services, Terminal Services and maybe Fax Services in near future.
Also will be two SQL Servers (2000 and 2005).
The File Server will be around 150-250 gigs.
Currently we using a Proliant ML370 G3 with 1GB of Ram and Intel Xeon Processor 2.8 GHz/400 MHz with Server 2003 and it appears that works beyond his limit.
I'm thinking of T310 with 4GB and 2x500gb sata will be ok.
What is your opinion? There is any type of online calculator that suggests the server model after choosing the server roles and services?
Thank you in advance.
I don’t know of any specific article that will tell you the exact model you should choose. But I do have some articles here that may help you choose.
The T310, is a nice server with some great reviews.
While not a calculator to help choose, this link shows side by side comparisons of the 11G tower servers.
Hope this helps a little.
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Really awesome time to spend a little more and get HA server / machine virtualization going. You probabaly would only have to spend a little more and end up with a zero down system. So many advantages.
I don't think SQL 2000 and/or SQL 2005 will install/run on Windows 2008 R2. You'd want to check if your applications will run on newer versions of SQL.
If not, you may indeed want to check into virtualization like johnadco suggested. Hyper-V is one option, but if it were me, I'd go for a VMware solution (the free version of ESXi 5.0 supports up to 32GB RAM (combined) for virtual machines).
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