The SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier test lab consists of five separate computers on the Corpnet subnet:
All computers are members of the corp.contoso.com Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) domain.
The following figure shows the SharePoint Server 2013 three-tier test lab.
This figure shows the computers and their connections using a hub or switch. You can implement this configuration using physical computers and a switch, virtual computers and a switch, or a combination of physical and virtual components.
If you are using Windows Server 2012 and the Hyper-V server role for your virtualization solution, you can configure the SharePoint three-tier farm test lab in Hyper-V on a single server as shown in the following figure (click on it for a larger version):
The key elements of this configuration are the following:
See the following for a short overview of the configuration process.
For additional information about configuring test labs with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, see
Hosting Test Lab Guide environments in Windows Server
Is there a reason that you have the WFE installed on Windows 2008 R2 instead of 2012?
Hi Dean, This is mostly for legacy reasons. Windows Server 2008 R2 was the prevalent server OS when the TLG was originally published. You can use Windows Server 2012 on WFE1, you will just have to translate some procedures to the new UI. We are in the process of updating the SharePoint TLGs to include either OS. Joe