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Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide by JJ Yadav, Yogesh Kasat

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Planning the system topology

Environments for development, testing, and production should be carefully optimized for throughput, response time, scalability, and availability. Under this topic, we will learn about the recommended system topologies for production and non-production environments.

The production system topology

The following diagram shows a layered system topology for large-scale implementation projects:

The production system topology

In the preceding diagram, servers are divided among three main layers. The following table explains the different layers, recommended servers, and their purpose:

Layers

Server

Purpose

Perimeter network layer

Terminal service cluster ...

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