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  • Hi,

    I did some reading but I want some advises for our migration.

    We have around 9986 computers to manage. Our current environment is composed as below:


    Location A:
    1 primary site (rp, dp, smp)
    1 server for WDS, SLP, fallback status point
    1 SQL cluster
    1 server for SUP (actually NLB)
    3 secondary sites that we never used. We depoyed them to manage some servers with different client settings.


    Location B:
    1 secondary site (pxe, smp, dp, pmp)


    The bandwidth beetween location A and B is a 300Mbps, soon it will be a 1Gbps
    The bandwidh in location A for all servers is a 1Gbps

    After reading some technet articles, I can simply my environnment as follow with HA considerations:


    Location A:
    1 Primary site (PXE, MP, DP, SMP, Application Catalog...)
    1 SQL cluster
    1 Windows NLB for the Software update point
    For HA, I would add another server with the role DP, MP, SMP, System Health Validator point and Application Catalog web service point.


    Location B:
    1 Server as Distribution Point, PXE

    What do you think ? Do you have some suggestions ?

    thanks

    • Edited by Jello07 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:53 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:50 PM

Answers

  • Are you using the NAP functionality of Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2? If not, then no, no reason to have a SHV.

    Yes to your last question.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Jello07 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:23 PM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:05 AM

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  • In 2012 SP1, you will be able to have multiple SUPs so I would plan for that instead of using an NLB.

    The SHV role can only be installed on a system hosting NAP so unless you are going to using NAP in your environment, no need to plan for it. Note that NAP is not part of ConfigMgr and that the NAP functionality in ConfigMgr is simply a plug-in for the Windows Server NAP functionality.

    Not everyone uses an SMP as they are only required for OSD replace scenarios (or sometimes refresh if not using hard-links) to temporarily store user data.

    How many clients are at location B?


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:46 PM
  • Thank. So I don't need the SHV.
    I plan to do refresh OSD, I'll keep the SMP.

    And there are 700 users at Location B.

    Thank for letting me know for the SUP..

    Except what you told me, is it a good plan ?

    • Edited by Jello07 Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:44 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:40 PM
  • Are you using the NAP functionality of Windows Server 2008 or 2008 R2? If not, then no, no reason to have a SHV.

    Yes to your last question.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    • Marked as answer by Jello07 Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:23 PM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 4:05 AM
  • No, I'm not using the NAP functionality of windows server.

    Thank for the confirmation Jason.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:23 PM