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SCCM 2012 Site Servers Planning Quick Guide

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Central Administration Site (CAS)

  • Needed if you have more than one Primary Site
  • Database should be in a SQL Server instance
  • Does not support roles that involve servicing clients
  • Can support up to 25 child primary sites

Primary Site Server

  • Database should be in a SQL Server instance
  • Avoid placing client-servicing roles in this server
  • Each primary site can support up to 250 secondary sites
  • If co-hosted on a SQL Server, a primary site can support up to 50,000 clients.
  • If a dedicated SQL Server is used, the primary site can support 100,000 clients.

Secondary Site Server

  • In SCCM 2012, this requires its own database
  • Database can be in a SQL Express or SQL Server
  • Database should be co-located with the Secondary Site server

Other notes

  • Management Point on a primary site can support 25,000 clients.
  • Management Point on a secondary site can support 2,500 clients
  • Ensure Distribution Points are available per client location
  • Distribution Point supports up to 4,000 clients. Add more DP as needed
  • Client-facing roles should not be assigned to site servers, especially if servicing Internet-based clients
  • Do not co-locate SCCM and SQL if the database is clustered.
  • Better performance is achieved if SCCM site server is co-located with its SQL Server. If this is not possible, then ensure good connectivity between SQL Server and SCCM
  • Software Update Point (SUP)  running WSUS 3.0 SP2 can support up to 100,000 clients

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx

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Written by jpaloma

January 11, 2014 at 9:55 PM

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