I'm beginning the installation of system Center 2016 in my environment
3 Sites :
Site A: Primary site
- consists of about 100 users
- three ESXi Host servers
- about 40 Windows Virtual servers.
Site B: DR site
- consists of 4 users
- Consists of three ESXi hosts ( basically used to host the DR environment )
Site C: Remote site
- Consists of 20 users
- Two domain controllers and file and print server
- Users connect back to Site A to work
I'm having a difficult time sizing my environment for System Center. I'm trying to use a minimal amount of servers for the System Center environment, we are in a constant struggle to reduce the amount of servers. Too many servers end up being a support problem, maintenance is difficult and refreshing that many servers every few years to install a new OS is an ongoing issue, Basically all of our servers are 2012 R2 and later, about a 50/50 split with 2012R2 and 2016.
I currently installed System Center 2016 Configuration Manager on a Windows server 2016 and SQL Server 2014 on that same Server.
I'm now looking to install Operations Manager and was hoping Operations Manager Databases could use the same SQL server as Configuration Manager. Is that OK ?
I guess my overall question is how would the experts install System Center in an Environment like mine, with the client requesting minimal amount of servers
How many Servers ? and which components on each server.
Also If I install on as few servers as possible and have performance problems, Can I then move or reinstall components onto individual servers ? If this is possible are there any components that once they are installed , I would not be able to separate pieces out ?
Let me know if anything need clarification
Thank you for you advice