Just getting the labs checked over for the Exchange session which starts Monday and I recently got some new toys...
I think 48 GB of ram, 16 cores and 2TB of disk per candidate server should be enough for a lab or two... don't you? I've got 16 vm's running, and still have 10Gb free. Of course, when we go to Exchange 2010 next year and start creating multi node DAG's and RPC Client Access Arrays... that will soon eat it up... for now, nice speedy labs, here we come.
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Someone wanted to know what spec these boxes were. Krishna, who runs the labs for all the MCM programs, gave me this: 2 TB is derived from 8 X 300GB,SAS,10K,2.5” disks on Raid 5. 48GB RAM (12x4GB), 1066MHz Dual Ranked RDIMMs. And 2 X Intel® Xeon® L5520, 2.26Ghz, 8M Cache