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  • Hi there,

    For about 800-1200 users (in one building and one network) enabled for enterprise voice with Exchange UM and OCS, how big must the OCS2007 R2 Standard Edition Server be ?   i.e.: HPDL120G5 or HPDL750G6 ?  

    I'm unable to run a load generator(Capacity Planner) from Microsoft since it will actually create 1500 Active Directory accounts to run.  LOL !   The current system I'm using for OCS Standard Edition is a HPDL140G3 -Intel Xeon dual-core (2 processors) with 10k SAS LFF 3.5 (2 drives).

    Maybe if anyone can tell me what system will do the job for a 800 users : Lets make the scenario that 50% are external and 50% are internal users. With 300 concurrent channels to be routed via the mediation server.

    OCS Core machine       :
    OCS Edge machine       :
    OCS Mediation machine :

    Thanks.
    Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:14 AM

Answers

  • If you want to use a Capacity Planning tool you can use this one

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F8CBDDD6-7608-4BBE-9246-16E96C62BEF4&displaylang=en

    The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit provides a set of tools and documentation to simplify capacity planning for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Capacity Planning Toolkit can be used as a complement to the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Planning Guide.

    This release of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit contains tools and documentation to simplify your hardware planning, provide you with increased knowledge and best practices for performance tuning, and improve your ability to verify the performance of your intended Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployments.

    The Capacity Planning Toolkit is intended for use by IT professionals in a test environment prior to production deployment. These tools should never be used against a live production environment.

    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-exchange.be -
    • Marked as answer by Cyberflake Friday, June 12, 2009 8:36 AM
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:35 PM

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  • Here you will find the hardware requirements
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd572817(office.13).aspx

    Keep in mind that the STD Edition is scaling up to 5000 users

    Honestly I don't think you need 300 concurrent channels with 800 people.
    1 channel to 5 users is already considered very high usage
    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-exchange.be -
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:51 AM
  • If you want to use a Capacity Planning tool you can use this one

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Tool
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F8CBDDD6-7608-4BBE-9246-16E96C62BEF4&displaylang=en

    The Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit provides a set of tools and documentation to simplify capacity planning for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. The Capacity Planning Toolkit can be used as a complement to the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Planning Guide.

    This release of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Capacity Planning Toolkit contains tools and documentation to simplify your hardware planning, provide you with increased knowledge and best practices for performance tuning, and improve your ability to verify the performance of your intended Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployments.

    The Capacity Planning Toolkit is intended for use by IT professionals in a test environment prior to production deployment. These tools should never be used against a live production environment.

    - Belgian Unified Communications Community : http://www.pro-exchange.be -
    • Marked as answer by Cyberflake Friday, June 12, 2009 8:36 AM
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 2:35 PM
  • Deli,

    Thank you for pointing out this tool.  If only I knew about this tool earlier it would've saved so much time stress testing. :)

    I have to rely on about 20 different online blog sites just to stay up to date on the very edge of newly released stuff relating to OCS.  What I found is I should scroll through the latest Microsoft Downloads of all type of content from their MS Download Page, on a weekly basis. *sniff*

    Cheers.

    Cyberflake
    Friday, June 12, 2009 8:40 AM