Is there any best practice to reduce the CPU utilization of SMS 2.0 with SP4 primary site server? And, what is the best formula for SMS 2.0 hardware sizing?
The best formula for sizing your hardware for SMS 2.0, is to ignore the minimum requirements from Microsoft. Rather, look through the requirements for SQL Server 2000 and use those for your hardware sizing. SMS needs disk, RAM and a highly available, fast network connection.
This was first published in May 2003