Using Exchange Processor Query Tool…

It’s been a while since Microsoft released Exchange Processor Query Tool to assist architects in designing enterprise Exchange 2010 deployments. This tool is used to calculate the planned processor’s SPECInt 2006 Rate Value. Internet connection is required to run this tool. The tool will take your planned processor model as input and execute a web…

It’s been a while since Microsoft released Exchange Processor Query Tool to assist architects in designing enterprise Exchange 2010 deployments. This tool is used to calculate the planned processor’s SPECInt 2006 Rate Value. Internet connection is required to run this tool. The tool will take your planned processor model as input and execute a web query against the spec.org website returning all test result data for that particular processor model. The tool will also calculate an average SPECint 2006 Rate Value based on the number of processors planned to be used in each mailbox server.

For example, if you are using HP DL380 G7 (3.20 GHz, Intel Xeon X5672) for your mailbox server, you use the processor type X5672 as an input to the Processor Query Tool.

Input to Processor Query Tool

Clicking “Query” shows the server models including our HP DL380 G7.

Processor Query Tool Result

We will be using 8 cores and selecting “8” in step 4 shows the average result of “307”.

Avg result for 8 cores

This value is then input into Exchange 2010 Storage Calculator – on the Input tab under "Role Requirements Input Factors – Processor Configuration". Enter the SPECint2006 Rate Value for your planned mailbox server to determine the adjusted megacycle calculation.

SPEC Value

Exchange 2010 Calculator

Download the Exchange Processor Query Tool here

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