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Old 12-15-2005, 08:22 AM
RickH RickH is offline
Can I use one VERY big server for everything ?
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Default Can I use one VERY big server for everything ?


I have an EPM configuration that is starting to show signs of strain. It is a fairly standard 2 server config (see detail below) where the SQL Server is under some strain, mainly down to the (overly) complex nature of some of the plans.

My original plan was to get the SQL Server upgraded and add on a second web server so that we can install WSS and possibly cluster the front end as well, however we have been offered the use of a very large server connected to the corporate SAN; 4x Xeon 3mhz hyper threaded processors and 18gb memory and lots of RAID storage. Is it worth moving the whole implementation to this new server ie: running all the components on the one large machine ? or should I stick with the original plan and just use the new server as an oversize database server ?

Apologies for the long winded posting ........

Many thanks


Some basic metrics are .....

Current config ......
Server 1 - 2x1.5ghz processors, 2gb RAM running Win 2000, SQL Server and Analysis Services.
Server 2 - 2x1.5ghz processors, 1gb RAM running Win 2000, IIS and Project Server 2003 SP1.

We are running managed time periods with timesheet input from about 350 team members with 35 PMs and 10 heavy users of Portfolio Analyzer. There are about 80 active plans with another 80 inactive, but still in the db. There is an even split between small (30 tasks), medium (150 task) and large (500+ tasks) plans. This usage will double in the next 2 years.

We don't currently have WSS set up, but would like to introduce this as well, so will need to have at least one server with Win 2003.
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