I agree.  The 5-8 years was a little far-fetched.  However, I was simply
trying to make a point.  My goal is to get the most I can "now".  3 years
from now I'll do it again.

And another point....

You guys are stuck on the mentality that I might be overpaying for
something.

I would like you to consider this.  I don't know your situation but I
personally have "saved" the company much more than I've convinced them to
spend!



-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Hampshire [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 9:36 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


A system that is good for 5-8 years? So you are currently running systems
that were state of the art 5-8 years ago? Do you have Exchange running on a
486-DX2 with 128MB of RAM?

BTW, from a financial standpoint any system that old is already fully
depreciated. I suspect your support costs for continuing to support systems
that old, as well as the loss of productivity your users experience due to
hardware this old. I agree with the Buy the biggest system you can now, but
I'm just hoping to keep it running for 3 years until I've fully written it
off the books.

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 7:22 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


So because you cannot afford to spec a server appropriately you decide it's
best to flame everyone else that can.

If your read the original post correctly you would have seen that I was
making a recommendation.  The recommendation allows for future growth of the
database and the least amount of hardware problems.  The fact that you
consider the hardware to be overkill shows you lack of experience.  I
recommended a system that should last 5-8 years.  What good does it do to
spec a system that barely meets your current needs?  

In addition, you are chastising me for convincing higher ups to purchase a
system that is in your opinion an overkill....Wouldn't this be considered an
asset?  Maybe you should evaluate your own tactics with upper management. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Ely [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 8:45 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


Someone would have to be on some good drugs to over-spec a server like that.
I guess we're the unfortunate bunch with actual "real" world budgets to work
with...  ;o)

D


-----Original Message-----
From: Joyce, Louis [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 6:42 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


Ha ha ha ha LOL.

Crack pipe. Nice one Don.

Regards

Mr Louis Joyce
Network Support Analyst
Exchange Administrator
BT Ignite eSolutions




-----Original Message-----
From: Don Ely [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: 11 January 2002 14:36
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


What crack pipe are you smoking out of?  Those specs are way beyond what's
necessary!

D

-----Original Message-----
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 12:48 PM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: High Physical Memory Utilization


400 Mailboxes and 1 gig of Ram does not sound right.  Your primary problem
is hardware.

This is my minimum recommendation for your hardware requirements.

Dual Pentium III 550 +
Separate Raid Controller running in Raid 5 config.  (2 partitions logical) 2
Gig physical memory. 3 Gig Page File on second partition Run optimizer and
move the databases and log files to 2nd partition.


-----Original Message-----
From: Frazer J Clark [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 11:09 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: High Physical Memory Utilization


One of my colleagues recently reinstalled a 5.5 SP4 Exchange Server on NT4
SP5 (only Exchange was reinstalled) and have noticed that the Physical
Memory Utilization sits at around 99% (prior to the rebuild it was around
60%).  The server has about 400 mailboxes on it and has 1Gb of physical
memory and 1Gb page file.  It is the same spec as 4 other servers in the
site which all sit at around 60% utilization.  As it is a 24x7 service we
offer on our server, down time is very limited.  Is there any way I can
check the performance optimizer settings without stopping the store? Or are
there any other pointers that anyone can think of I can check?



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