Dear Sitecore Community,
I'm working on a Sitecore 9 solution where we want to start a eCommerce project using Sitecore Experience Commerce 9. Therefore I want to install the Sitecore XC 9 components on a dedicated server for our development environment (to have a shared XC9 instance for the developers).
Sadly, every installation guide I found uses the Sitecore Install Framework (SIF), which expects a local Sitecore installation on the server. But as this server should hold only the XC9 components, I don't want a local installation. I also don't need the Storefront example packages.
I checked some of the installation scripts of the SIF and noticed, that some of the installed services (CommerceAuthoring, CommerceMinions, CommerceOps and CommerceShops) use the same application just with different bindings. Would it be possible, to install just one of them and use it for all the different purposes? As it is a development machine, performance is not the important.
Is there a documentation of the XC9, where I can see how a minimal XC9 installation could look like? In my opinion, the SIF script installs a lot of components, that are not absolutely necessary.
Or maybe I'm taking a wrong approach here. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.