First post here - been searching/lurking but haven't found anything concrete hence the post.....
I am after recommendations of BES server sizing and server distribution.
We currently run 1 x BES v4.1.4 server with about 600 devices (connecting to a separate SQL server hosting the Blackberry database)
We are planning to add approx 1500 extra devices over the coming months and I am trying to find out how this will affect our BES server. It is currently running with 2gb mem on dual 3.2ghz hyper-threaded cpu's. Mem usage is around the 1.2gb mark at the moment and it seems to be holding up OK
We have 8 x Exchange 2003 SP2 mailbox servers in 5 European locations (UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Sweden) - the BES server and SQL server are located in the UK (BTW our WAN links are EXCELLENT
My thinking is to add another BES server in the Netherlands and move the non-UK users to this, this will equal roughly 50% of total users. Am I right in thinking I can simply build a new BES server and connect it to the same SQL database, then right-click and move users within the management console?
What do other admins think of the max number of users per BES? Apparently RIM suggests to max is 3000 but having seen our server slow down after adding 100+ users recently I think this will be a death sentance for the poor server!
Appreciate anyones input.