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How to use the LBD Deployment Helper
Need a little help organizing and documenting your SF Cluster? This can help!
We all need a little help organizing stuff every once and a while. I created some simple spreadsheets to help keep track of the various bits of info you'll need before creating a cluster, We'll need to collect or generate the data in the spreadsheets in order to proceed with creating a cluster. They come in a few different flavors. Each one has some sample data for what you'll need plus some notes on what form data should be in. Feel free to reach out for clarification on anything. Once you have decided which flavor is for you, go ahead and download them from GitHub.
This is for a 4 node cluster. This is technically possible but not recommended. However, if you are limited on hardware or just want to skimp for whatever reason, this is where you can start. You'll also need to refer to this for the Agent to install. This has 1 AOS, 1 orchestrators, 1 MR and 1 SSRS node.
Similar to a 4 node cluster but with an extra orchestrator so you don't need to hack up the agent manifest file. Again, not recommended.This has 1 AOS, 2 orchestrators, 1 MR and 1 SSRS node.
This is where you should start at a minimum as it has at least 2 AOS and orchestrators. Ideally you would have 3 AOS but you can get by perfectly fine with just 2 in a non-production environment. This is the standard deployment configuration for a sandbox environment based on Microsoft documentation. This has 2 AOS, 3 orchestrators, 1 MR and 1 SSRS node.
Ideally all of your clusters will be of this flavor. This is the minimum requirement for a Production instance based on Microsoft documentation.This has 3 AOS, 3 orchestrators, 1 MR and 1 SSRS node.
Copy To Nodes Tab
There is an additional tab with some handy scripts to help move stuff around during your install if you are hopping between servers. How you use this tab is as follows:
If you want to push what is in your shared InfrastructureScripts Folder to all of your nodes, use the "Copy InfrastructureScripts From Share To Nodes" section.
If you want to copy from your local InfrastructureScripts up to the file share, use the "Copy InfrastructureScripts To Share From Node" section.
If you want to copy the shared VM specific scripts to each node, use the "Copy VM Scripts To Node" section.
If you want to copy the shared InfrastructureScripts folder from your share to ADFS, use the "Copy InfrastructureScripts to ADFS From Share" section.