To explain the above Server Farm, I would go about describing each Section – Edge, Server and Client
This is the Gateway to the Outer World (Internet/External Network) to our Server Network. Microsoft Forefront Edge Security can be deployed to handle the Security Measures which includes Microsoft Internet and Acceleration Server (ISA)
This is the heart of the Network. It contains all the necessary Servers to manage our Network.
- A Primary Domain Controller (DC) would act as the Global Catalog Master/Operations Master for our Domain
- An Additional Domain Controller (ADC) can be present to act as a Backup Server if something happens to DC
- To minimize the Installation and Usage of Applications across many of the Terminal Servers (TS), a Softgrid Application Server can be deployed to manage Applications Virtually across various Clients
- Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server and Exchange Server can be optional and they would provide Collaboration Tools to share across the Network or Domain.
- File Server to store User’s Data globally. Remember, here, as this is considered to be a typical setup, I have put a Single File Server. But as Users Grow and Network also grow, there would be Cluster of File Servers
A Typical Microsoft Server Farm
Microsoft Management Servers, would be Microsoft System Center Products (SM, MOM) which would help to manage the Microsoft Server Infrastructure in a simplified way
- Microsoft Forefont Server Security Solution would provide the Security Measures across the available Servers
Clients, as shown above, can be,
- Laptop Users
- PC Users
- Thin Client Users
Microsoft Forefront Client Security Solution can be used for Security Measures across the Clients.
Hope this helps a few :), as this is the first version of my Server Environment. I would be doing good detailed study over the available Microsoft Technologies to update this Version.
- Microsoft System Center Products
- Microsoft Forefront Security
- Microsoft Softgrid – Application Virtualization and Streaming
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