SCCM 2012 SP1 - How many servers do I need? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm planning a SCCM test environment using SCCM 2012 SP1 with the goal of using DCIP 3.1. DCIP 3.1 only supports up to SCCM 2012 SP1. I'm new to SCCM and I'm planning to follow Kevin Holman's ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 -QuickStart deployment Guide (Sorry, I can't post links on the forum yet.)

    I'm using a virtual environment to build this out so I can create more machines as needed.

    In the guide two systems are used, DB3 and CM1 each with designated services. Could those services be safely installed on one machine instead of two? Why choose to split the SQL and Database Services, from the Primary Site Server, Management Server, and Web Console Server?

    Thank you!

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:51 PM

All replies

  • It is generally recommend to install SQL on the same server as CM12. It is a huge pain to do it otherwise.


    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:20 PM
  • For a lab and most small(ish) production sites you can get away with 1 server.

    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:30 PM