I'm building a new SLES/ZCM11 server to support ~1600 devices and from
posts here, I'm a little concerned about performance/maintenance
overhead with either the embedded/remote Sybase database options
(published device limits of 1000/1500 respectively).

I see that SP1 will give us Sybase 12 but no word re: improvements to
max devices and related performance.

I'm leaning towards using MSSQL out of the gates for this zone with the
thought that it (should) avoid 1) any performance pitfalls given the
number of devices and 2) potential hassle of trying to migrate the
database down the road.