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OCS 2007 R2 Hardware and OS requirements

OCS 2007 R2 Hardware and OS requirements

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64-bit only

As you know, R2 is moving to a 64-bit only platform to achieve greater scalability. 32-bit versions of OCS 2007 R2 will no longer be supported in production. This lines up with Exchange and other products moving this direction.

 

What OS can I run R2 on?

All roles of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition require one of the following operating systems:

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Standard, or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard with Service Pack 2 (SP2), or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise with SP2

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 Standard with SP2, or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise with SP2

What version of SQL can I run R2 on?

The following list of supported database management systems applies to the Office Communications Server Back-End Database and to the Archiving, Monitoring, and Group Chat databases:

· Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit edition)

· Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit edition)

 
What type of reference HW is required for R2?

The following tables describe the hardware requirements for an Enterprise pool that has 100,000 endpoints, includes all Office Communications Server functionality, and has eight Front End Servers.

Table 1. Enterprise Edition, Front-End Server

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.0 gigahertz (GHz)+

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.0 GHz+

Memory

8 gigabyte (GB)

Disk

2x 72 GB+, 15K or 10K RPM

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

If you extrapolate this information: 1 OCS FE server with all OCS functionality will ballpark around 12,500 endpoints so a typical school district/campus size, from what I have sampled, for faculty and staff two servers would be sufficient with redundancy.

 

The requirements in the following table apply to the Back-End Database and to Monitoring, Archiving, Group Chat, and Compliance databases.

Table 2. Enterprise Edition, Back-End Database

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.0 GHz+

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.0 GHz +

Memory

8 GB

Disk

· 2x RAID 1 (mirrored), 10K RPM or 15K RPM for system files

· 2x RAID 1 (mirrored) 15K RPM for database log files

· 8x RAID 10 (striped and mirrored) 15K RPM disks for database data files

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

Enterprise Edition Consolidated, Edge Server

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.66 GHz +

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.66 GHz +

Memory

8 GB

Disk

2x 72 GB, 15K RPM, RAID 0 (striped) or equivalent

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

Mediation Server

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.0 GHz +

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.0 GHz +

Memory

8 GB

Disk

2x 72 GB, 15K or 10K RPM, RAID 0 (striped) or equivalent

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

Communicator Web Access

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.0 GHz +

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.0 GHz+

Memory

8 GB

Disk

2x 72GB 15K or 10K RPM disk drives, RAID 0 (striped) or equivalent

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

For Standard only deployments:

Standard Edition

Hardware component

Minimum requirement

CPU

· Dual processor, quad-core 2.0 GHz +

· 4-way processor, dual-core 2.0 GHz +

Memory

8 GB

Disk

2x 72 GB, 15K or 10K RPM, RAID 0 (striped) or equivalent

Network

2 x 1 Gbps network adapter

 

Note: All of this information taken from the upcoming OCS architecture documentation

 

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P.S. Don’t forget to join our R2 virtual launch on February 3 as we have over 6,700 customers signed up already. It will also be translated in 11 languages.

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  •   64-bit only As you know, R2 is moving to a 64-bit only platform to achieve greater scalability

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