32-bit vs 64-bit OS for server

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> When would one want to use a virtual machine in their environment?
>

To test new versions of Progress, SQL Server, Vantage, upgrades, etc.

Also, a separate server is the Epicor recommended method for developing BPMs
across multiple databases with the same company ID.

Mark W.
Would anyone like to share the advantages and disadvantages of having this on their server for Vista/Vantage?

Or is there any real significance for the database in question?

TIA!


M. Manasa Reddy
ERP / Inventory & Procurement Manager
Welding Company of America
manasa@...
P: 630-806-2000
F: 630-806-2001



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Our IT dept chose 64 bit because it was recommended that we use 16GB of memory for the vantage server.

Thanks,
Kunal



----- Original Message ----
From: Manasa Reddy <manasa@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:56:42 AM
Subject: [Vantage] 32-bit vs 64-bit OS for server


Would anyone like to share the advantages and disadvantages of having this on their server for Vista/Vantage?

Or is there any real significance for the database in question?

TIA!

M. Manasa Reddy
ERP / Inventory & Procurement Manager
Welding Company of America
manasa@weldcoa. com
P: 630-806-2000
F: 630-806-2001

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We chose 64-bit for the same reason - to support more RAM.

Windows Server 2003 32-bit Standard Edition: 4GB maximum
Windows Server 2003 64-bit Standard Edition: 16GB

It should be noted, however, that if you wanted to spend the extra money
and purchase the higher-echelon Windows Server editions, your RAM
maximums could be as high as 128GB. Considering that the 32-bit and
64-bit licenses for the same echelon/edition are interchangeable, it was
more cost-effective for us to use the 64-bit platform.

Here's a link that lists RAM limits for various Windows
editions/platforms:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778(VS.85).aspx

--Ari
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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Kunal Ganguly
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 10:07 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Vantage] 32-bit vs 64-bit OS for server



Our IT dept chose 64 bit because it was recommended that we use 16GB of
memory for the vantage server.

Thanks,
Kunal

----- Original Message ----
From: Manasa Reddy <manasa@... <mailto:manasa%40weldcoa.com> >
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:56:42 AM
Subject: [Vantage] 32-bit vs 64-bit OS for server

Would anyone like to share the advantages and disadvantages of having
this on their server for Vista/Vantage?

Or is there any real significance for the database in question?

TIA!

M. Manasa Reddy
ERP / Inventory & Procurement Manager
Welding Company of America
manasa@weldcoa. com
P: 630-806-2000
F: 630-806-2001

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> It should be noted, however, that if you wanted to spend the extra money
> and purchase the higher-echelon Windows Server editions, your RAM
> maximums could be as high as 128GB. Considering that the 32-bit and
> 64-bit licenses for the same echelon/edition are interchangeable, it was
> more cost-effective for us to use the 64-bit platform.

If you plan on doing any kind of Virtual Machines with your Vantage server
then it's worth considering the Enterprises version of Windows. Not only is
the RAM limit higher, you're licensed up to four VMs with the single purchase.

Mark W.
Thanks or your replies, guys!

When would one want to use a virtual machine in their environment?



M. Manasa Reddy
manasa@...
P: 630-806-2000
F: 630-806-2001


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Mark Wonsil
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 10:37 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] 32-bit vs 64-bit OS for server



> It should be noted, however, that if you wanted to spend the extra
money
> and purchase the higher-echelon Windows Server editions, your RAM
> maximums could be as high as 128GB. Considering that the 32-bit and
> 64-bit licenses for the same echelon/edition are interchangeable, it
was
> more cost-effective for us to use the 64-bit platform.

If you plan on doing any kind of Virtual Machines with your Vantage
server
then it's worth considering the Enterprises version of Windows. Not only
is
the RAM limit higher, you're licensed up to four VMs with the single
purchase.

Mark W.






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