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Architecture of CRM 2016 on Azure VMs

    Question

  • Hello, 

    I would need assistance in figuring out the architecture to deploy CRM 2016 multi-tenant solution on Azure. can someone help em confirm that the below are needed and nothing further will be required ?

    Components

    The following components are needed:

    • Dynamics CRM application servers (front-end servers)
    • Dynamics CRM application server (back-end servers)
    • Microsoft SQL Server (including SQL Reporting Services) configured with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability groups.
    • Email Router (optional) - is this required?

    For AlwaysOn Availability Group:

    • Two Domain Controllers configured in an availability set
      • 2 x DS2 V2 virtual machine: 2 vCPU, 7GB RAM
      • SSD disk to be used
    • Two SQL Servers – SQL Enterprise 2016 or 2014 ? SQL Server 2017 not supported right?
      • In an Azure availability set 
      • With Failover Clustering feature installed
    • Windows Server (witness server) for the SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group
      • A2 virtual machine: 2vCPU, 3.5GB RAM to be used

    Role

    Instance Type

    Cores

    Memory

    Storage

    2 x Domain Controllers

    DS2 V2

    2

    7GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    2 x ADFS server

    B4MS

    4

    16GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    2 x Dynamics CRM (Front-End Server)

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    B8MS

    8

    32GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    2 x Dynamics CRM

    (Back-End Server)

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    B8MS

    8

    32GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    2 x SQL Server

    (the requirements are mentioned above)

    Windows Server 2012 R2

    SQL server 2014 or 2016?

    DS14 V2

    16

    112GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard) SQL

    Data: 1 TB (P30 Premium

    SQL Logs: 1 TB (P30 Premium)

    1 x Deployment server

    B8MS

    8

    32GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    1 x Email Router (optional)

    NOT NEEDED ANYMORE

    Server-side synchronization will be used and no need for additional server for email router right?

    A2

    2

    3.5GB

    OS: 127 GB (Standard)

    Thanks for confirming the above and advising on my questions.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:34 PM

All replies

  • Thanks for reaching out on this. 

    Firstly, I would suggest you also ask the question on the dynamics forum. I can attest to setting up Azure VMs but my  knowledge for CRM is limited so there might be some requirements that only the CRM engineers would know. 

    https://community.dynamics.com/f

    By doing an internet search of CRM in Azure it seems there are a few guides on setting it up. But of them appear to be from a 3rd party and not directly from MSFT. 

    From your setup, it appears you have all the basics covered. I am not sure about not using Sql sever 2017. I don't find anything saying it is not supported. Did you? 

    I am happy to help find some information for you but I do think to get the best answer would be to ask the CRM team 

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 8:08 PM
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  • Any update? Were you able to post your issue on Dynamics forum as suggested in the reply above?

    Karishma Tiwari - MSFT

    Friday, March 1, 2019 11:49 PM
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  • yes, I did, thank you Karishma
    Monday, March 4, 2019 9:21 AM
  • Thanks for sharing the update.

    Karishma Tiwari - MSFT

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:50 PM
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