If you are an AX administrator, then you must know how to do hardware sizing for Microsoft Dynamics AX. As part of my Job, I have worked on hardware sizing for the customers along with the solution architect based on templates which are already with the team.
Recently, I have gone through the course “Optimization for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8” in Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal, this course will cover hardware sizing topics. In the course, they have listed some important points to be considered for hardware sizing. I have captured few points and mentioning here for a quick bite.
I would strongly recommend to go through the course and get the knowledge. Below are lists of points/ questions to be considered for hardware sizing. Please note that this is not the final list, you can more points by yourself.
- What is the maximum transaction volume expected in an hour, during peak season?
- What is the Record Count for Master Data?
- Which module and process will be used in the Microsoft Dynamics AX Application?
- Will any Add-on to Microsoft Dynamics AX be used?
- Will Microsoft Dynamics AX have to integrate to third-party systems?
- Are there any major customizations that must be created?
- How many users will access the Microsoft Dynamics AX System?
- Will users access the Microsoft Dynamics AX Rich Client over a Wide Area Network?
- Are there significant Enterprise Portal requirements?
- Is there significant process run in batch mode?
- Does the company want a Dedicated Load Balancing AOS?
- How many environments will be used for the implementation?
- Does the company need High Availability for its AOSs?
- Does the company need High Availability for IIS?
- Does the company need Increase Availability for Remote Desktop Services?
- Is Database Failover Required?
- What level of Disaster Recovery is required?
- What is the Backup Strategy?
If you get answers to the above questions from customer/partner/technical team, then you are almost ready for hardware sizing.
In Part2, I’ve explained how to use LCS Infrastructure estimator tool for hardware sizing.