Exchange Server 2010 and Hardware Requirements

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 7, 2010


Exchange 2010 still requires significant resources, including a large amount of RAM and disk space, even though Microsoft claims to have reduced Exchange’s overall footprint. Tech Republic's Scott Lowe helps you figure out the Exchange 2010 hardware and software requirements.


Exchange 2010 hardware requirements vary on the size of the environment, but it still requires significant resources, including a large amount of RAM and disk space.

On the RAM side, Exchange is hungry, but it uses everything you throw at it — at least to a point. Some Exchange administrators get nervous when they check Exchange’s memory usage and see that the information store process is eating up almost all available RAM, but this is by design; the store process caches everything it can in order to improve the overall system performance. (The associated download provides a minimum and a maximum value for RAM on each component, which is intentional; Microsoft recommends that you do not exceed the maximum value, as doing so can have a negative impact on server performance.)

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