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  • Hi Guys,

    We currently have 1500 - 1600 users in a single domain environment. All clients are within a MAN with a 1GB link between each site.

    I am planning to implement a single Primary Site Server in mixed mode with the database on a clustered SQL 2005 box. In addition, a second DP will be available for application and OS deployment.

    The SCCM server will be provide the following to all clients within the domain:

    1. OSD
    2. Software Distribution
    3. Remote Tools
    4. Reporting

    Software Updates will be handled by a separate WSUS server.

    All site system roles will be installed on the primary site server, including the Fallback Status Point. The Primary Site Server will be hosted on a VMware virtual Windows 2008 server with 2 CPUs, 4GB RAM, 2 Gigabit NICs and 30GB and 300GB disks.

    Would there be any performance issues for the SCCM server by using this site design, in particular by placing all site system roles on the single server? Should I rather split certain roles off to different servers?

    Also, is it an issue having the Fallback Status Point on the primary site server, or for performance should I move it to another server?

    Thanks very much

    Luca

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:48 PM

Answers

  • Having FSP role on site system will impact client communication if site is running in Native mode, but for mixed mode it should be fine.

    However with 2 CPUs placing FSP, MP and DP role might cause performance issues on the server.
    Surendar Reddy
    • Proposed as answer by Reddy Surendar Wednesday, November 11, 2009 4:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by itajuve84 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:22 PM
  • I concur. That's a lot of eggs in one basket and a non-trivial load on a seemingly undersized system also. Moving the DP and/or MP off to another system is definately something to strongly consider. 
    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Marked as answer by itajuve84 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:37 PM

All replies

  • Having FSP role on site system will impact client communication if site is running in Native mode, but for mixed mode it should be fine.

    However with 2 CPUs placing FSP, MP and DP role might cause performance issues on the server.
    Surendar Reddy
    • Proposed as answer by Reddy Surendar Wednesday, November 11, 2009 4:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by itajuve84 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:22 PM
  • I concur. That's a lot of eggs in one basket and a non-trivial load on a seemingly undersized system also. Moving the DP and/or MP off to another system is definately something to strongly consider. 
    Jason | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys | http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/jsandys/default.aspx | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Marked as answer by itajuve84 Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:37 PM
  • Thanks guys.

    In that case, I will remove the DP from the Primary Site Server and move it onto another server. That way I will have two DPs, both on seperate servers.

    Luca

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:55 PM