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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Large Enterprise Design

The last design point is for a large enterprise consisting of the following:

• 2,000 servers

• 51 locations, including a main office and 50 branch offices

• A shared 45Mbps T3 from the main office to the branch offices

• Approximately 25% bandwidth availability

For illustration and sizing, the numbers and types of servers at each location is listed in Table 23.15. Because the types of servers determine which MPs are loaded and determine database sizing, it is important to have some sense of the monitored servers. This information can also be used with the System Center Capacity Planner tool.

Table 23.15. Large Enterprise Server Counts

Given the relatively large number of managed computers, a server per component design ...

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