4 single core processors
1 quad core processor
1 dual core processor
What is the total HD space being used by all of your servers?
How many servers does the customer have?
Is there any server based applications that are processor intensive?
Is Chuck Norris a user on your network. I have been looking for him.
To determine how much RAM to put in the servers
To determine the maximum size of the SAN
To determine the minimum size of the SAN
A SAN allows multiple servers to be able to share a large pool of storage
Scalability by being able to add HD's on the fly
The cost per GB is lower than individual HD's
If one of the HD's fail, you still have all of your data and your server is still operational
If you delete a file, you will can restore it
You only need 2 HD's to use RAID 5
If you delete a file, you can get the file off the second HD
If one of your HD fail, you have an exact copy on the second HD
If your primary HD fails, you can boot of the mirrored drive
Lower cost per server