CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by dGJlbGxpYX » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 00:22:02


Hello,
I'd like to know the possibility regarding the following CRM deployment :

cluster SQL server
web Farm of CRM/IIS
Gigabit Network

Thanks for the answers
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by Matt Park » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 05:04:33

The current release of CRM does not support a Clustered SQL farm. However, if
you are not using the SFO client, it is possible to configure it on a cluster by
disabling the replication that is setup with the app.

Web farms are OK, but can introduce some challlenges around getting the Crystal
reports to work.

Matt Parks
MVP - Microsoft CRM

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On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 08:22:02 -0700, tbelliard


Hello,
I'd like to know the possibility regarding the following CRM deployment :

cluster SQL server
web Farm of CRM/IIS
Gigabit Network

Thanks for the answers

 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by VEJE » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 17:09:02

Thnaks for the answer. No documentation or how-to for configuration of CRM
server Farm ?
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TBD
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by Matt Park » Sat, 02 Jul 2005 21:08:46

You may be able to get some guidance from support on this, but they have not
published anything.

Matt Parks
MVP - Microsoft CRM

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Thnaks for the answer. No documentation or how-to for configuration of CRM
server Farm ?
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by Peter Lync » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 01:00:28

Please could you give some guidance (or a link to guidance) on installing a
web farm of CRM servers. Do you suggest load balancing by DNS Round Robin or
by NLB? Could you describe how to resolve the Crystal challenges?

(I have googled, and searched PartnerSource for a while, but can't find
anything..)

Thanks for any help at all

Peter
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by John O'Don » Fri, 30 Sep 2005 04:39:05

DNS Round Robin is a simple way of achieving load balancing but it will not
handle a server going down. HYou need to use NLB or a commerical solution
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by Matt Park » Wed, 05 Oct 2005 14:13:30

As far as i know, my one client that has implemented a farm has never found
a solution to the Crystal issue. Their solution is to have people run
reports by going direct to one of the web servers and not through the farm.
The balancing approach is up to you. Some don't like round robin as it can
result in one machine getting an abnormal amount of traffic, but for most
situations it is fine.

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Matt Parks
MVP - Microsoft CRM


"John O'Donnell" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

DNS Round Robin is a simple way of achieving load balancing but it will not
handle a server going down. HYou need to use NLB or a commerical solution
 
 
 

CRM server Farm and SQL Server cluster

Post by Peter Lync » Fri, 07 Oct 2005 02:15:04

Thanks to Matt and John - very helpful. My client can live with that
Crystal workround (- for them, reporting does not have to be highly
available)

Peter ***