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Designing Storage for Exchange 2007 SP1 by Juergen Hasslauer, Pierre Bijaoui

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Chapter 5. Designing Your Exchange 2007 Server

Your server design will be based on the Exchange server role and expected server workload. For example, a mailbox server will largely depend on the number of mailboxes it should support. A server with the Hub Transport (HT) role will be defined based on the number of mails sent and received in the environment, and possibly on journaling and content-scanning policies. The design for a server with the Client Access Server (CAS) role will depend on the protocols used by the clients and the access mode.

Microsoft created the MAPI Messaging Benchmark (MMB) program to provide administrators with useful indicators. The goal was to measure the performance and scalability of computers running Microsoft Exchange ...

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