Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm – Designing the Logical Architecture

This post of is part of my Install SharePoint 2013 Three-tier Farm project.

I assume that the reader of this tutorial has already defined the business requirements for this SharePoint installation.

The physical architecture depends on the requirements of the logical design. That’s why you have to define you logical architecture first.

The logical architectures unites the business requirements and the possibilities of SharePoint to set up multiple site collections with different urls, templates and databases.

The easiest way to write down these resources is a table or a note like this:

Intranet

Site collection: sharepont.domain.com
Hostname: https://sharepoint.domain.com
Site url: /
Template: Blank Sites
Database: SP_Content_Intranet

Search

Site collection: sharepont.domain.com
Hostname: https://sharepoint.domain.com
Site url: /search
Template: Enterprise Search Center

My Site

Site collection: mysite.domain.com
Hostname: https://mysite.domain.com
Site url: /
Template: User Profile
Database: SP_Content_MySite

IT Wiki

Site collection: sharepont.domain.com
Hostname: https://sharepoint.domain.com
Site url: /itwiki
Template: Enterprise Wiki
Database: SP_Content_ITWiki

Extranet VR

Site collection: extranetvr.domain.com
Hostname: https://extranetvr.domain.com
Site url: /
Template: Blank Sites
Database: SP_Content_ExtranetVR

Extranet VR – Search

Site collection: extranetvr.domain.com
Hostname: https://extranetvr.domain.com
Site url: /search
Template: Enterprise Search Center

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