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The information in this chapter helps you determine the specific hardware and software
requirements for your main and distributed ShoreWare servers.
Review the following server requirement topics before proceeding to the next chapter:
The following recommendations will assist you in procuring and installing your ShoreWare
•Use a dedicated server for the ShoreWare server. The ShoreWare server provides
voice mail, automated attendant, workgroups, and call detail recording, as well as
desktop call control services. These are all business-critical applications that
should run on a dedicated server.
•ShoreTel does not support installation on a virtual server (such as VMware) as real-
time voice applications such as voicemail may not have adequate system resources.
•ShoreTel does not support the ShoreWare server for use as a Domain Controller.
•Select a server from a reputable manufacturer. Servers from clone manufacturers
are not recommended for business-critical applications.
10.3 Hardware Requirements
Table 10-2 displays the minimum recommended configuration for servers running
ShoreWare Main Server software. Sound card, speakers, and microphone are recommended
for all configurations.
The ShoreWare software is shipped on a DVD, so servers must be equipped with a DVD
drive to facilitate installation of the software.
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❑Hard Disk Space Utilization page 130
❑Software Requirements page 132
❑Software Installation page 132
❑Additional Considerations page 134
Table 10-1 Server Requirements Checklist