Im wondering if i can get some advice...........
We're just starting a project to deploy sccm 2007 R3 with a vendor. Onsite services/ SOE engineers are the teams that have control atm as the initial scope of the project is to deploy for workstation SOE images, patches and application packages. Servers will come next as a seperate project. so at this stage i have little control over the vendors.
At this stage my involvment is signing off on the infrastructure design but i'm not filled full of confidence of the proposed design nor the due dillegence performed by the vendor. Im sue for training for sccm sometime soon i hope before the server phase of the project is started but as i said i need to sign off on the design.
the scope is around 3.5 thousand work stations and around another 2- 3 hundred servers coming later. we have a primrary site in each state with good links and alot of remote sites after that.
the design basically is 1 server with all roles (including wsus) installed at one of our dcs with 3rd party (aptiva or nomad) DP's on the main primrary sites. im not really concerned with the 3rd party products as they will be used for the worklstations so as i see it atm thats their problem.. all our servers are at the dcs.
they would like to put the server in our virtual envirnment (vmware esx 4.1) with 2 vcpus and 6gb of ram.
Drive config is c: 50gb, d: 150GB
the sql is configured with logs and data on teh same drive and also the application packages on this drive as well.
my concerns are:
- all roles on the one server
- what will the performance requirements be for this server (disk, capacity i/o etc)
- recommendtaions for deploying in a vm environment (dedicated disks etc?)
- isolation of server / work station so that patches cannot be accidently deployed to each other
can someone point me in the right direction for information or have any good advice for or against this?
ive been asking questions but dont think they are taking me too seriously at this stage as im not the main point of their concern. but im not signing off until im 100% satisfied that its the most secure and efficient design performance wise.