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How to Install SASP on multiple WFEs?

How to Install SASP on multiple WFEs?

This question has been answered by DELL-Andrey M

Note: If multiple users are supposed to work with Site Administrator for SharePoint simultaneously,

install the product on several front-end servers, and then configure load-balancing

between them.

It is also recommended to deploy multiple instances configuration using the balancer.cmd script.

Please see the following section for detailed information.

I have two questions based on that:

  1. When installing on multiple WFEs, should every install being using the same Repository DB? The customer has a mirrored SQL environment so during the second installation, a second DB was created … If he points this second installation to the first Repository DB, the IP URL only seems to work if it is pointing to the first WFE SA was installed on. Is that normal?
  2. The hyperlink above in the documentation points to our Online Help Guide which is currently not working … is there another way to get that detailed information about the balancer.cmd script?

Thanks!

Verified Answer
  • Hello,

    The Online documentation is available on new url http://documents.software.dell.com/Site Admin for Sharepoint/

    And information about balancer.cmd is here http://documents.software.dell.com/DOC103050

    Speaking about multiple WFEs installations – it’s necessary to use the same repository DB. In this case all the installations will work as single one (because they share common configuration) but at the same time load balancing can be used to improve the Site Admin performance.

    >>The customer has a mirrored SQL environment so during the second installation, a second DB was created

    Right, if new SQL instance has been selected during the installation new DB will be created. But it’s useless and it’s better to redirect the second installation to the first installation repository DB

    >> If he points this second installation to the first Repository DB, the IP URL only seems to work if it is pointing to the first WFE SA was installed on. Is that normal?

    Do you mean that after a redirection the second installation to the first Repository DB the second installation IP URL stops working? If so, it’s not normal. Perhaps the redirection was not done properly. How did they do that? It’s necessary to edit the registry keys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Quest Software\Sharepoint Manager

    StorageMachineName

    StorageName

    To eliminate any errors, it’s better to copy values from the first installation registry keys

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  • Hello,

    The Online documentation is available on new url http://documents.software.dell.com/Site Admin for Sharepoint/

    And information about balancer.cmd is here http://documents.software.dell.com/DOC103050

    Speaking about multiple WFEs installations – it’s necessary to use the same repository DB. In this case all the installations will work as single one (because they share common configuration) but at the same time load balancing can be used to improve the Site Admin performance.

    >>The customer has a mirrored SQL environment so during the second installation, a second DB was created

    Right, if new SQL instance has been selected during the installation new DB will be created. But it’s useless and it’s better to redirect the second installation to the first installation repository DB

    >> If he points this second installation to the first Repository DB, the IP URL only seems to work if it is pointing to the first WFE SA was installed on. Is that normal?

    Do you mean that after a redirection the second installation to the first Repository DB the second installation IP URL stops working? If so, it’s not normal. Perhaps the redirection was not done properly. How did they do that? It’s necessary to edit the registry keys

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Quest Software\Sharepoint Manager

    StorageMachineName

    StorageName

    To eliminate any errors, it’s better to copy values from the first installation registry keys