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SCVMM 2008R2 Hardware Requirements

Some folks asked me about the requirements to install SCVMM 2008R2. So, based on SCVMM 2008R2 documentation, recently updated :
 

 

The minimum and recommended hardware requirements for the VMM server depend on the number of hosts that you manage and whether you use the same computer for the VMM server, the VMM database, and as a library server.

 

 

The minimum and recommended hardware requirements to install and operate all VMM components on a single computer are listed in the following tables based on the number of hosts that you manage.

From 5 to 10 hosts

 

Hardware component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Pentium 4, 2 GHz (x64)

Dual-Core Pentium 4, 2 GHz (x64) or greater

RAM

2 GB

2 GB

Hard disk space

10 GB

40 GB

 

From 11 to 20 hosts

 

Hardware component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz (x64)

Dual-Core Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz (x64) or greater

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

Hard disk space

10 GB

50 GB

 

Managing up to 150 hosts

 

Hardware component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Pentium 4, 2 GHz (x64)

Dual-Processor, Dual-Core, 2.8 GHz (x64) or greater

RAM

2 GB

4 GB

Hard disk space (without a local VMM database)

2 GB

40 GB

Hard disk space (with a local SQL Server 2005 Express Edition database)

10 GB

50 GB

Note

For the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, the database size is limited to 4 GB.

Hard disk space (with a local, full version SQL Server 2005 database)

80 GB

150 GB

 

Note

If you also use the VMM server as a library server, you need to provide additional hard disk space for storing objects. For more information about the hard disk space requirements for the VMM library, see System Requirements: VMM Library Server.

Managing more than 150 hosts

 

Hardware component

Minimum

Recommended

Processor

Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz (x64)

Dual-Processor, Dual-Core, 3.6 GHz or greater (x64)

RAM

4 GB

8 GB

Hard disk space

10 GB

50 GB

 

Note

For better performance, when you are managing more than 150 hosts, it is recommended that you use a dedicated computer for the VMM server and do the following:

·      Add one or more remote computers as library servers and do not use the default library share on the VMM server.

·      Use a remote, full version of SQL Server for the VMM database.

 

Categories: Virtualization
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