Project Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 AND SQL Server 2012 install on 1 development server practical? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Goal:  Working test environment for Project Server 2013 without incurring licensing fees.

    Available hardware is HP ProLiant DL380 G5 server (4 CPUs - 2 sockets with 2 cores each) with 64GB RAM and 750 GB disk storage.

    Things we have considered: 

    1. Installing Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and using Hyper-V for VMs.  Our available hardware seems too old and we were experiencing driver issues.  Otherwise this would probably be our best solution.

    2. Using VMware to manage the VMs. We are running into licensing issues trying to set up VMWare with more than 32 GB of RAM (free).  Otherwise we'd just spin up some VMs to become servers.  We actually removed 32 GB and then were able to create a SQL Server (8GB RAM), a SharePoint/Project Server(16GB) and an AppServer (4GB), but performance was terrible and SP access frequently timed out or crashed.

    So here's what we are thinking:  Load Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and run everything (SQL Server, SP2013 with Project Server 2013) on that one box.  There seems to be an abundance of literature and blogs warning against this, but nothing ever really states that it can't be done.  Is there anybody out here who has real life experience with a single-server test environment setup of this scenario?  Any input would be very much appreciated.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013 8:10 PM

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  • While you can set up everything to run on one box (non-trivial, but doable / done already), I don't see how that would reduce any of the licensing requirements. You're still on hook for the SharePoint Server, Project Server, SQL Server, Windows Server etc. licenses.

    Friday, August 16, 2013 7:14 PM