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TFS 2012 Single Server: Use Windows Server 2012, SQL 2012, and SharePoint Foundation 2013?

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  • Hi,

    I'm preparing an order for a TFS 2012 single server system.  We would like to use Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012.  I would like to install SharePoint foundation, but am unsure on what to use or how to install it.  I've seen comments that SharePoint Foundation 2010 is not supported on Windows Server 2012.  I think I have also seen that SharePoint 2010 SP1 is supported.  I have also noticed that SharePoint Foundation 2013 was released about two months ago.  What is the best way to include SharePoint? 

    Would we need to buy SharePoint 2013 CALS if we go with SharePoint Foundation 2013? 

    Also, I could use advice on hardware for a single server setup.  We well eventually have about 50 users, 30 of which are developers.  I'm leaning toward a single 4 core CPU, 16 GB, and 4 mirrors of 150 GB each (OS, system db & user log, user data, and temp data/backup).  Too little or too much? 

    Thanks.


    Randy in Marin

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:58 PM

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  • Are users creating builds? A seperate server or VM is recommended for intensive/large builds. I would create a VM for SSAS also, because it can hog a lot of resources and it is easier to manage this way.

    SharePoint Foundation 2010 comes with the TFS ISO and can install automatically. I guess you would need to upgrade to SP Foundation 2013.

    I would bump up the RAM to 32 GB, so that you can run plenty of VM's, with each VM using 4 GB.

    How many of the users will be using TFS conncurently? Web access or VS access mostly?

    How big is the source code repository? Will there be a lot of large checkins and checkouts?

    Everything should be 64 bit, just a reminder :}

     


    Dusty

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 11:36 PM
  • Hi Randy,

    Thanks for your post!

    As Dusty said, TFS 2012 Standard Configuration Wizard installs SharePoint Foundation 2010. As you said, SharePoint Server 2010 is not supported for installation on computers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system. For more information, please refer to this KB article. You need install SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 2, please refer to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596957

    For the question about "Would we need to buy SharePoint 2013 CALS if we go with SharePoint Foundation 2013? ", Since the question is a license issue, I recommend you call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M(Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx

    For more information, please refer to the TFS 2012 installation guide

    Hope it helps!

    Best Regards,


    Cathy Kong
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    Thursday, December 27, 2012 7:40 AM
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  • Hi Dusty, I should have mentioned that I'm planning to use separate physical hardware for build machines - something cheap with plenty of CPU and SSD.  I'll add build machines as needed. 

    The primary TFS server will be physical.  I do not wish to to have a separate sever for SQL or SSAS.  I will configure memory limits for SQL and SSAS.  I might go with one hyper-V instance just to take advantage of the ability to get a snapshot for backup and recovery.  (I normally isolate IO for os, log, tempdb data, and user db data to separate spindles - mirrors - when physical.  Perhaps a single raid 10 is better if going virtual?) 

    Our current TFS 2005 server has about 5 GB in TfsVersionControl.mdf.  Our TFS 2010 server has much less.  We plan to migrate just the source (probably without history) to the new sever.  I expect about 1-2 GB a year in growth.  We have about 25 check ins a day.  I do not expect large check ins or outs, but I do not know how to verify that.  I expect about 20-30 concurrent users that mostly use VS.  There will be a few that use web access for management. 

    Thanks.


    Randy in Marin


    Friday, December 28, 2012 7:14 PM
  • Thanks Cathy.  So, it appears I have two choices at this time - manually install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1 plus cumulative updates or install SharePoint 2013?  Both would be okay for TFS 2012 on Windows Server 2012?  Have you heard any rumors on when SharePoint 2010 SP2 will be released? 

    Randy in Marin

    Friday, December 28, 2012 7:25 PM
  • Hi Randy,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    You can integrate SharePoint 2013 with Team Foundation Server 2012 without any trouble, please refer to the steps in the following blog about how to Integrate SharePoint 2013 with Team Foundation Server 2012: http://blog.hinshelwood.com/integrate-sharepoint-2013-with-team-foundation-server-2012/

    It is OK for the TFS 2012 on Windows Server 2012. Please refer to this thread:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsgeneral/thread/cd1346a6-df32-4108-8f6b-e84ecd2a14b2/

    Hope it helps!

    Best Regards,


    Cathy Kong
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    Monday, December 31, 2012 5:55 AM
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  • Thanks Cathy.  Any advice as to a generic hardware for typical use when using one server for everything but builds - fewer than 50 users?  I don't want to put in a lot of time trying to figure out how to add SharePoint hardware requirements to the basic TFS requirements. 

    Randy in Marin


    Monday, January 07, 2013 9:05 PM
  • Hi Randy,

    Thanks for your feedback!

    For sharepoint Foundation 2013, please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx#hwLocServers

    Hope it  helps!

    Best Regards,


    Cathy Kong
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    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:24 AM
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