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BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls

Tks for reading my Q and advanced tks if you're helping me answer :-)

Here's what we know as hardware requirement for MVS from the PPTs and PDFs. Btw.. we're planning this for the lab set up with least possible hardware resources and assuming that it doesn't have a failover process and so on. So pls suggest us the least/minimum hardware configuration needed. My Qs are in red and Italic. 

 

•BlackBerry MVS can reside on same physical server as BlackBerry Enterprise Server for up to 250 users

• Two Intel® Xeon 2.0 GHz processors (or greater) (Does it mean that it's a single server with 2 CPUs or 2 Diff servers with single CPU)

• 250 G disk space (On each server ? or overall ?)

• 2 drives configured with RAID 1 or better (2 separate physical drives on 1 server or 2 separate physical drives on 2 servers)

• Minimum 4 GB of RAM available (On each server ?)

• Dedicated server that does not run other applications to optimize performance

 

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Re: BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls


asiasi wrote:

Tks for reading my Q and advanced tks if you're helping me answer :-)

Here's what we know as hardware requirement for MVS from the PPTs and PDFs. Btw.. we're planning this for the lab set up with least possible hardware resources and assuming that it doesn't have a failover process and so on. So pls suggest us the least/minimum hardware configuration needed. My Qs are in red and Italic. 

 

•BlackBerry MVS can reside on same physical server as BlackBerry Enterprise Server for up to 250 users

• Two Intel® Xeon 2.0 GHz processors (or greater) (Does it mean that it's a single server with 2 CPUs or 2 Diff servers with single CPU) one server with 2 CPUs

• 250 G disk space (On each server ? or overall ?) The one you are installing MVS on

• 2 drives configured with RAID 1 or better (2 separate physical drives on 1 server or 2 separate physical drives on 2 servers) The one you are installing MVS on needs a RAID 1 arrays that consists of 2 drives

• Minimum 4 GB of RAM available (On each server ?) The one you are installing MVS on

• Dedicated server that does not run other applications to optimize performance

 

Regards


 

 




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Re: BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls

Thanks a LOT for the "Lightening Speed" response. Following you on twitter from now on. :-)

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Re: BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls

Glad to have helped out

 




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Re: BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls

We have partnered with a Network Company which owns the Cisco PBX environment. Now that we have PBX and the hardware as you suggested to start with, we want to start to build the MVS environment. Here's are the requirements suggested by BB:
http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/business/blackberry_mvs/BlackBerry_MVS_5_1_General_Requiremen...

 

We downloaded the 180 day trial version of the " Windows Server 2008 R2". We're installing that now. Few Qs for further BES install. I downloaded the besx503mr6.zip from the BB downloads site.

 

Questions:

1. Is besx503mr6.zip just MR6 on top of the 5.0.3 or a complete software ? In case it's not a complete software, apart from the disc that BB mails, is there anyway that we can download a trail version of BES 5.0+ for MS Exchange ? so that we don't need to wait for BB's disc and install the BES quick.

2. I did read the preinstall steps, looks like I need to install the SQL Server and I'm planning to install a trial version of the MS SQL server. My Q is re: the MS Exchange, do I need MS Exchange as mandatory for our Lab environment ? And do I need to install that before I install BES or can i do it later ? 

 

Sorry to ask you dumb Qs. I'm new to the BB World. I've been given a PBX environment and Hardware, and asked to set up a MVS demo lab with minimum requirements to demo it to a client in 4 weeks.

 

Tks and Regards

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Re: BB MVS 5.1 minimum hardware setup for Lab - Help Pls


asiasi wrote:

We have partnered with a Network Company which owns the Cisco PBX environment. Now that we have PBX and the hardware as you suggested to start with, we want to start to build the MVS environment. Here's are the requirements suggested by BB:
http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/business/blackberry_mvs/BlackBerry_MVS_5_1_General_Requiremen...

 

We downloaded the 180 day trial version of the " Windows Server 2008 R2". We're installing that now. Few Qs for further BES install. I downloaded the besx503mr6.zip from the BB downloads site.

 

Questions:

1. Is besx503mr6.zip just MR6 on top of the 5.0.3 or a complete software ?  MR is placed on top of existing  In case it's not a complete software, apart from the disc that BB mails, is there anyway that we can download a trail version of BES 5.0+ for MS Exchange ? so that we don't need to wait for BB's disc and install the BES quick.

2. I did read the preinstall steps, looks like I need to install the SQL Server and I'm planning to install a trial version of the MS SQL server. My Q is re: the MS Exchange, do I need MS Exchange as mandatory for our Lab environment ? And do I need to install that before I install BES or can i do it later ? BES needs a mailbox, so Exchange will be needed before hand unless you have a mail server already

 

Sorry to ask you dumb Qs. I'm new to the BB World. I've been given a PBX environment and Hardware, and asked to set up a MVS demo lab with minimum requirements to demo it to a client in 4 weeks.

 

Tks and Regards


 

 

 

download the trail here

http://us.blackberry.com/apps-software/server/offers/v50_trial.jsp

 




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