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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have  the  requirement  to  install  6 servers  in the  following  model  .

    3  servers - FrontEnd  server  roles 

    2  servers- BackEnd  Server  roles 

    1  server  - Email  router 

    How  to  split  the  load  equally  between  Async  services  installed  in  TWO separate  back end  servers ?

    Can  you please share  any  relavant  materials  for this  kind of  installation. 

    Any  help is  much  appreciated

    Thanks

    Krithi

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:28 PM

Answers

  • The CRM 2011 Installation Guide should cover the installation configuration.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=3621

    But there likely will not be a true load balance in how the Async Services work on the jobs.  The Async Service on each machine will just go in and grabs a certain number of jobs that need to run.   If the environment has plenty of jobs waiting, then the Async load is balanced between the machines as they take turns grabbing their group of jobs.  But for a small environment without a lot of Async jobs to be run, you may see one Async server picking up its group and then the second server picking up what may be left, if anything when its turn comes around.


    Jason Peterson

    • Marked as answer by KriSree Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:21 PM
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:48 PM

All replies

  • The CRM 2011 Installation Guide should cover the installation configuration.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=3621

    But there likely will not be a true load balance in how the Async Services work on the jobs.  The Async Service on each machine will just go in and grabs a certain number of jobs that need to run.   If the environment has plenty of jobs waiting, then the Async load is balanced between the machines as they take turns grabbing their group of jobs.  But for a small environment without a lot of Async jobs to be run, you may see one Async server picking up its group and then the second server picking up what may be left, if anything when its turn comes around.


    Jason Peterson

    • Marked as answer by KriSree Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:21 PM
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:48 PM
  • Thanks  Jason.
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 9:22 PM