SOLIDWORKS PDM SERVER RECOMMENDATIONS

Minimum Build

Users

Combined Server (Archive & SQL)

1-30

64-bit Processor
Xeon Single Core 2.6GHz+
8Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
Drive 2 – 250 Gb (Data Drive)

31-100+

64-bit Processor
Xeon Single Core 2.6GHz+
16Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
Drive 2 – 500 Gb (Data Drive)**

Average Build

Users

Combined Server (Archive & SQL)

1-30

64-bit Processor
Xeon 4x Core 2.6GHz+
16Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
Drive 2 – 500 Gb (Data Drive)**

Users

Archive Server

SQL Server

31-100+

64-bit Processor
Xeon 2x Core 2.6GHz+
12Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
Drive 2 – 500 Gb (Data Drive)**

64-bit Processor
Xeon 4x Core 2.6GHz+
16Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
Drive 2 – 150 Gb (Data Drive)

Performance Build

Users

Archive Server

SQL Server

1-100+

64-bit Processor
Xeon 4x Core 2.6GHz+
16 Gb RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
RAID 10 - All Flash Storage Arrary (4 disc min.)
Drive 2 – 500 Gb (Data Drive)**
RAID 10 - All Flash Storage Arrary (4 disc min.)

64-bit Processor
Xeon 4x Core 2.6GHz+
32 Gb+ RAM
Drive 1 – 150 Gb (OS Drive)
RAID 10 - All Flash Storage Arrary (4 disc min.)
Drive 2 – 150 Gb (Data Drive)
RAID 10 - All Flash Storage Arrary (4 disc min.)

** Drive size minimum should be existing data multiplied by 2 or amount listed, whichever is greater. This applies to archive server data stores.
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