Exchange 2013, Sharepoint 2013, Dynamics CRM 2015 Planning


Is it okay to install EX, SP and CRM on the same server or should I create separate VMs for each of them?
Can I integrate all these on a one domain?
Pros & Cons, Recommendations?

With kind regards,
Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerAsked:
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Feridun KadirPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
My view is to create separate VMs for each. You will need to have each server in the same domain so you will of course need a domain controller as well.

I think you can install EX, SP and CRM on the same server but I don't think having EX and SQL on the same server is a good idea. If you do for a single server you will need to consider the spec of such a server carefully.  In particular, consider using separate disks for the SQL server databases (needed for CRM) and Exchange.

I guess you could start with a single server and see how it works out. If performance isn't good then you can separate out to more than one server.

Another disadvantage of having a single server is that for any maintenance such as Windows updates, users will lose access to EX, SP and CRM during the restart though that might not matter in your environment.

A disadvantage of multiple servers is the need for additional Windows server licenses.

Hope this helps you decide, do post back if you have more specific questions.

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Sunil ChauhanLead AdministratorCommented:
Never mix anything with Exchange in the production, always use a separate machine, yes integration is possible, and for your kind information installing them on one machine is not going to integrate them, you need to follow the product documentation for the same.
Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you both!
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