With the release of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, there are many new design features and configuration options to consider. To better understand how to deploy theses new features with HP servers and storage, HP has developed a series of recommended configurations. The recommended configurations provide sizing guidance and deployment options to support the new Exchange 2010 solutions.
The recommended configuration has been sized to support 4000 users, with 2GB mailboxes, hosted on HP ProLiant BL460c G6 server blades. The recommended configurations provide three different storage hardware options. Two of the options feature the HP StorageWorks 600 Modular Disk System (MDS600) configured with either Midline Serial ATA (MDL-SATA) or Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk. The third option features the HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400). These configurations provide ideal hardware solutions to support the new Exchange Sever 2010 availability features.
ProLiant BL460c G6 supporting 4000 – 2GB mailboxes here
ProLiant DL370 G6 supporting 1000 – 2GB mailboxes here
ProLiant DL180 G6 supporting 100 – 2GB mailboxes here