I finally got approval to purchase a new server specifically for Moodle. Below are the specs on a server quote from our supplier.
We have ~2000 users and 100 courses but expect much more use. The site is currently running VERY slow and we frquently get a database connection error.
What do you think of these specs? I won't be getting second chance at this once it's ordered so please let me know if you see anything in the spec that might need to be changed.
IBM High End Server: xSeries 336 Server, Dual-Core Intel ® Xeon Processor 2.80GHz, 2GB Ram (16GB Max), 2 Slots x 3 Bays, DVD-Rom 8x Max, Integrated Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Controller, 600GB Hard Disk Capacity, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, ATI RADEON 7000-M 16MB Video Ram, 585W Auto Restart Power Supply, 8 Cooling Fans Standard, Ports: Mouse, Keyboard, Video, 1 USB (front), 2 RJ-45, 2 Serial, 2 USB 2.0 (back), Slots: 1(1) 64 Bit low profile PCI-X 100MHz, 1(1) 64 Bit PCI-X 133MHz
Upgrade to 2GB PC2-3200 (2x1GB) ECC DDRw SDRAM RDIMM Lit for 4GB Total
Upgrade to 146GB 10K Ultra 320 SCSI Hot Swap HDD 90P1306 (Quantity 2)
Thanks for any suggestions