I need suggestion regarding Laptop configuration and model that will smoothly run Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012R2 VM on Hyper-V. Would appreciate if any one could suggest specific model from HP and DELL.
When you want to run AX2012 on a laptop, you almost need a server configuration...
Take a look at the next thread and you can have an idea. Please note that 16GB internal memory or higher is recommended.
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I've got it running on a Dell Latitude E6510 with 8GB RAM (6 allocated for VM) but it's good for testing/study only.
If you want something demo capable, you need min. 16GB and a SSD.
Most of the sluggishness is caused by Sharepoint Server which eats memory like candy.
Ok. RAM should be 16GB. What about processors will i3 or i5 create any performance issue? And will HD with 7200rpm ok for it?
I'm running i7 with a 7200rpm HD on a 64-bit system and as I said, you can run it, but it's slow.
Whether you'll notice a decreased performance using i3 or i5 I'm not sure.
Here's my 2cents:
For CPU, look at the clock speed and caches. I'd bet a 3rd generation i5 with decent clock speed would probably be good enough. (But do consider getting the best one your budget allows. =])
Also, I recommend go with a SSD for the performance gain over HDD. If you are using it a lot, it'll be well worth the investment.
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I just install and configured AX 2012 (Database, AOS and client only) on a laptop and it’s a bit slow:-
My laptop configuration:- i7, 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD but if I can have 16GB system I will defiantly go for it.
hope it helps
Got these two options from vendor:
1- Dell Inspiron 5521 Core i7 3537U-2.0GHZ 16GB (8GB*2) RAM 1TB HDD
2- HP ENVY M6 1201TX Core i7 3632QM-2.2GHZ 16GB (8GB*2) RAM 1TB
any idea which would be better.
Inspiron? Get a latitude! We are getting latitude 6430 with 16GB memory and an SSD disk. If you put Windows 8 on it you can run Hyper-V.
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