Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2k

I am planning the migration of a email server for a large 
I need to know what to monitor to determine of upgrades 
are needed.

My current specs are :
Compaq DL 580 Generation 1
2 700mhz xeon cpus with 2mb cache
1 gb memory
I already have a plan for my disk config.

the server is running nt4 and exchange 5.5
it has 625 mailboxes
1546 public folders

The machine is capable of upgrading to quad piii 900xeon 
processors and max of 16gb ram.

I want to set this machine up as Win2k server (possibly 
advanced server depending on Ram upgrade)
and exchange 2k

what kind of increased load can i expect on the current 
700mhz cpus and 1 gb ram with a win2k exchange 2k 

what perfomance monitors should i record on the current 
installation to justify a hardware upgrade?

thanks for your help 
Aaron G.

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3/1/2004 5:39:03 PM
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Personlly, i would only upgrade the RAM up to 4 GB. This 
will be enought for your new EXCHANGE and Windows 2000.
>-----Original Message-----
>I am planning the migration of a email server for a large 
>I need to know what to monitor to determine of upgrades 
>are needed.
>My current specs are :
>Compaq DL 580 Generation 1
>2 700mhz xeon cpus with 2mb cache
>1 gb memory
>I already have a plan for my disk config.
>the server is running nt4 and exchange 5.5
>it has 625 mailboxes
>1546 public folders
>The machine is capable of upgrading to quad piii 900xeon 
>processors and max of 16gb ram.
>I want to set this machine up as Win2k server (possibly 
>advanced server depending on Ram upgrade)
>and exchange 2k
>what kind of increased load can i expect on the current 
>700mhz cpus and 1 gb ram with a win2k exchange 2k 
>what perfomance monitors should i record on the current 
>installation to justify a hardware upgrade?
>thanks for your help 
>Aaron G.
3/1/2004 6:23:30 PM

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