Hardware requirements: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express

The following are requirements for a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express components that you install on a single computer that uses Microsoft® Exchange. The requirements are for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express environment that includes users that receive 100 to 200 email messages each day.

You can improve the performance and reliability of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express by installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express components on multiple computers. If you install all BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express components on the same computer as the messaging server, it is a best practice to support up to 75 users only on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. If you want to support more than 75 users on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, it is a best practice to install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express components on computers that are separate from the computer that hosts the messaging server.

If your BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express environment supports up to 1000 users, install the BlackBerry Configuration Database on a computer that is separate from the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express. If your BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express environment supports up to 2000 users, install the BlackBerry Configuration Database and the BlackBerry Administration Service on computers that are separate from the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express.

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that supports up to 75 users on the same server as Microsoft Exchange or Windows® Small Business Server

  • Visit www.microsoft.com to see the requirements for Microsoft Exchange or Windows® Small Business Server
  • Add 1.5 GB memory to the memory requirements for Microsoft Exchange or Windows Small Business Server
  • Disk space for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and BlackBerry Administration Service: 550 MB
  • Disk space for log files: Approximately 2 MB per user per day (100 email messages per user)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that supports up to 200 users

  • Single processor, 2.0 GHz Intel® Xeon® (two processors recommended)
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 64-bit operating system: Two 64 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • 32-bit operating system: Two 36 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • Disk space for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and BlackBerry Administration Service: 550 MB
  • Disk space for log files: Approximately 2 MB per user per day (100 email messages per user)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that supports up to 500 users

  • Two processors, 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon
  • 2 GB of memory
  • 64-bit operating system: Two 64 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • 32-bit operating system: Two 36 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • Disk space for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and BlackBerry Administration Service: 550 MB
  • Disk space for log files: Approximately 2 MB per user per day (100 email messages per user)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that supports up to 1000 users

  • Two processors, 2.0 GHz Intel Xeon
  • 3 GB of memory
  • 64-bit operating system: Two 64 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • 32-bit operating system: Two 36 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1
  • Disk space for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and BlackBerry Administration Service: 550 MB
  • Disk space for log files: Approximately 2 MB per user per day (100 email messages per user)

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express that supports up to 2000 users

  • Two processors, 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon or two processors, 1.86 GHz Intel Xeon 5100 Series (Dual Core)
  • 6 GB of memory
  • 64-bit operating system: Two 64 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1 or four 64 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1+0
  • 32-bit operating system: Two 36 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1 or four 36 GB drives (minimum), RAID 1+0
  • Disk space for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express and BlackBerry Administration Service: 550 MB
  • Disk space for log files: Approximately 2 MB per user per day (100 email messages per user)

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