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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Planning for Hardware and Software

Although many basic implementations of Lync Server 2013 will be virtualized, both physical and virtual servers used for Lync Server 2013 must meet a few standards. Keep these in mind when planning a Lync Server 2013 deployment.

From a hardware perspective, the following specifications are recommended as a minimum for Lync Server 2013. It is important to note that this specification holds true for all Lync server roles except the backend database.

CPU—64-bit, dual quad core, 2.0GHz or higher

Memory—16GB

Disk—Two or more 10,000 rpm hard disk drives with at least 100GB usable space

Network—A 1Gbps network adapter, except for the Edge Server role, for which four 1Gbps network adapters are recommended

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