The SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence test lab allows you to install, configure, and demonstrate the
business intelligence scenarios and solutions of SharePoint Server 2013.
The following figure shows the configuration of the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence test lab, which uses the same set of computers as the SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm test lab.
The following Test Lab Guide (TLG) content for Business Intelligence in SharePoint Server 2013 is available:
These TLGs use the Base Configuration TLG, the
Install SQL Server 2012 TLG, the
SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm TLG, and the
Installing Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 on CLIENT1 mini-module.
Note that although the
SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier farm TLG allows for the use of SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL1 as an alternative, the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack requires the use of SQL Server 2012. If you have already set up your 3-tier farm test
lab with SLQ Server 2008 R2, you must upgrade SQL1 with SQL Server 2012 before implementing the Business Intelligence TLGs.
The following figure shows the SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence TLG stack (click on it to see a larger version).
For information about an equivalent hands-on lab for business intelligence in SharePoint Server 2010, see
Configuring a BI infrastructure: Hands-on labs.