Installing Service Manager on Four Computers


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Service Manager, System Center 2012 - Service Manager

When you are ready to move System Center 2012 – Service Manager into a production environment, or if you want to maximize performance and scalability, you can consider an installation topology in which each part of the Service Manager installation resides on its own computer. This topology requires the use of four computers, as shown in figure 3.

Figure 3: Four-computer topology

Four-computer installation of Service Manager 2012

In this deployment scenario, you install Microsoft SQL Server only on the computers that hosts databases (computers 2 and 4). You install SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) on the computer that hosts the data warehouse databases (computer 4).

Installing Service Manager on four computers


For this release, Service Manager does not support case-sensitive instance names. Setup will display a warning if you attempt to install Service Manager on a case-sensitive instance of Microsoft SQL Server.