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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack by Amit Malik

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Planning the SMA infrastructure

SMA works on the distributed architecture to allow an easy and non-disruptive scale in and out of the operations. The following aspects must be taken into consideration while planning the infrastructure for SMA deployment:

  • Planning for availability
  • Planning for performance/capacity

Planning for availability

All the components of the SMA solution can be protected against a single point of failure by adding redundant servers. The following guidelines include the recommended configuration with respect to the availability of each role:

  • The SMA web service role: This is recommended to deploy multiple web service roles (the minimum recommendation is two for high availability) and configure with a load balancer. Any administrative ...

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