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Old 10-26-2007, 06:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We are currently looking to add a second BlackBerry server into are infrastructure and trying to decide whether to install it on VMware 3.0 or on it's own dedicated hardware. The present BlackBerry server 4.1.4 is providing service for 563 users spread accross 15 Exchange servers. It is installed on it's own dedicated hardware, and we are connected to a remote instance of SQL 2005. We plan to use the same management database for this second BlackBerry server.
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VMWare is fully supported. There's no reason why you shouldn't look at this route.
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The present BlackBerry server 4.1.4 is providing service for 563 users spread accross 15 Exchange servers.
Please tell me you're going to try and reduce the number of Exchange servers talking to a given BES ... 15 is a lot.
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I'm such a rookie for missing this!! It does sound like a lot of load on a single BES. Second BES, more like 5th, 6th and 7th is in order!!!
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It is a lot as the guys said above and that could be taxing on a servers performance. Is there a way to consolidate some of the servers?

I love vmware..saved me a few times and def comes in handy
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It is a lot as the guys said above and that could be taxing on a servers performance. Is there a way to consolidate some of the servers?

I love vmware..saved me a few times and def comes in handy
try 35 Domino servers from version 6 to 7 across Australia and 455 users.
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Are you using dedicated hardware for the BlackBerry server or is it hosted on VMware
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Are you using dedicated hardware for the BlackBerry server or is it hosted on VMware
dedicated Dell 2950 2 x Quad Core Xeons at 2.4 Ghz with 4GB RAM and dual 146GB 15k RPM SCSI Drives....
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try 35 Domino servers from version 6 to 7 across Australia and 455 users.
Does the BlacKBerry server have its own hardware or is it hosted on VMware?
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Does the BlacKBerry server have its own hardware or is it hosted on VMware?
as i said its dedicated IE has its own hardware
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dedicated Dell 2950 2 x Quad Core Xeons at 2.4 Ghz with 4GB RAM and dual 146GB 15k RPM SCSI Drives....
Thanks for the quick answer. Sorry for double entry with the same question.
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as i said its dedicated IE has its own hardware
Are you experiencing any high latency with the links between the BES and the Domino servers.
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Are you experiencing any high latency with the links between the BES and the Domino servers.
umm yes and no... during peak times IE 11am to 1pm there is some 200+millisecond pings between servers but nothing major.
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