Can you please advise, I don't know much about server. we are 300 users.
HP ProLiant DL360p G8 1U Rack Server - 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2603 1.8GHz -
2 Processor Support - 8 GB Standard - Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID Supported,
Serial ATA/600 Controller - Gigabit Ethernet
HP RAM Module - 8 * 8 GB - DDR3 SDRAM - 1333 MHz DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 -
ECC - Registered - CL9 - 240-pin DIMM
HP 6 * 450 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 6Gb/s SAS - 15000 rpm - Hot Pluggable
HP Power Module - 460 W - 110 V AC, 220 V AC
HP Flash Backed Write Cache - 512 MB
Since you plan to support 300 users, my top 3 recommendations for you are:
1) Get an experienced NAV/SQL Server consultant to help you.
2) Get an experienced NAV/SQL Server consultant to help you.
3) Get an experienced NAV/SQL Server consultant to help you.
I think it is an outstandingly terrible idea to try and bring up a 300 user system without qualified help. :thumbsdown:
Next, read David's advice again.
The recommendations for the SQL Server have not really changed from NAV 2009. With the exception of supported versions. I don't believe SQL 2005 is supported.
The changes are in the service tiers. They are now 64 bit, and therefore must run on 64 bit versions of Windows. Being 64 bit, the recommended users per service recommendations have also increased. The numbers I've gotten from MS are 75 to 150 users per service. Depending on what they are doing. But keep in mind these are a total WAG. Microsoft has done no capacity testing. So again, read David's advice.
There is a big difference between 50 warehouse people and 1200 consultants writing time entries.
Your partner should have some best practices. Ask another end-user that uses the same configuration.