Solution Configuration 3

Solution Configuration 3, which is shown in the following figure, builds on Solution Configuration 2. This is a mission-critical server cluster configuration that includes clustered application hosts and an external Web tier.

Solution Configuration 3 has the following features:

  • Six physical servers:

    • Two for the Web tier

    • Two for the application tier

    • Two for the database tier

  • Two external Web servers, which reside on separate hosts

  • User traffic distributed across physical hosts and nodes

  • Two nodes dedicated to handling PPM services

  • Application nodes configured in a server cluster support service failover

  • 10 to 12 GB RAM for each application server (recommended)

Solution Configuration 3 is ideal if your project must have the following:

  • Continuous application availability with minimized system outages

  • Single sign-on support

  • Need for future growth