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SQL Server Hardware Recommendation

Occasional Contributor

SQL Server Hardware Recommendation

I am needing to purchase a new server to run MS SQL 2005. What server model should I be looking at and how should the hardware be configured (i.e. drives/raid/# of controllers). Ultilization of the server will be pretty heavy.
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: SQL Server Hardware Recommendation

You need to define more specifically server load - what type of SQL applications,
size of databases, etc.

You can try to use
"HP ProLiant Data Mart Sizer for Microsoft SQL Server 2000"
(HP passoprt required)
It is similar for SQL 2005

You can see "Migrating to HP Integrity servers and Microsoft SQL Server 2005"
if your applications is really heavy