Plan system topology


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Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Plan your system topology carefully before deploying Microsoft Dynamics AX. Environments for development, testing, and production should be carefully optimized for throughput, response time, scalability, and availability. The following topics describe considerations in planning your system topology:

AOS topology

SQL Server topology recommendations for availability and performance

Application Integration Framework topology

Project Server integration topology

Deployment topologies for Retail

Sample deployment scenarios


This section describes network and system topologies, not how a Microsoft Dynamics AX system communicates internally. For information on internal Microsoft Dynamics AX architecture, see System architecture.


You need to make sure that your planned topology is supported by Microsoft. For more information, contact your value added reseller (VAR). If you are enrolled in a support plan directly with Microsoft, you can log on to CustomerSource and submit a new support request.

See also

Hardware and software requirements