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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Please suggest about consequences if we plan two Front End Server in a Enterprise Pool ? Should we plan at least 3 ?

    -James


    -James

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:47 AM

Answers

  • Hi James,

     

    We do not recommend deploying a Front End pool that contains only two Front End Servers. This small pool will not provide a robust high-availability solution like a larger pool would, and needs extra care in managing. Additionally, if the Back End Server of a two-server pool went down, the whole pool itself would likely soon go down as well.

     

    The following doucment is for your reference.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn951384.aspx?f=255&mspperror=-2147217396


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    Leon-Lu
    TechNet Community Support


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    • Proposed as answer by Ben Donaldson Friday, July 28, 2017 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Jac Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:09 AM
    Friday, July 28, 2017 5:49 AM

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  • Hi James,

     

    We do not recommend deploying a Front End pool that contains only two Front End Servers. This small pool will not provide a robust high-availability solution like a larger pool would, and needs extra care in managing. Additionally, if the Back End Server of a two-server pool went down, the whole pool itself would likely soon go down as well.

     

    The following doucment is for your reference.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn951384.aspx?f=255&mspperror=-2147217396


    Best Regards,

    Leon-Lu
    TechNet Community Support


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    • Proposed as answer by Ben Donaldson Friday, July 28, 2017 8:33 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Jac Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:09 AM
    Friday, July 28, 2017 5:49 AM
  • Yes you should plan for at least 3 front End servers in your enterprise pool - purely because it's recommended and best practice for a reason.

    The link posted by Leon-Lu outlines the additional caution that 2-server pools need to be approached with. If you honestly can't push for 3 then you may want to considered a locally paired standard edition set, although this doesn't provide true HA, it will offer you local DR (not site).

    Get 3 in your enterprise pool if you can.

    Kind regards
    Ben


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    Friday, July 28, 2017 8:33 AM
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    Leon-Lu
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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:42 AM