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For questions related to Sitecore server architecture and scaling options, including Sitecore server roles (CM, CD, Reporting, Processing, Collections), shared session-state, performance and configuration at scale, etc.

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Improve Publishing to a Target in China

We are having a scaled Env with 1 CM and 2 CDs. CDs are placed in Hong Kong and China and CM in Hong Kong. Each CD has its Web DB hosted in the respective region. When I publish from CM(hosted in AWS)...
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Azure Traffic Manager and Sitecore 9.2.0 PaaS

Background We are trying to create a "lightweight" failover setup, consisting of a failover CD instance with the core + web database being replicated (Azure SQL failovergroup). Additionally, that ...
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Post Condition failed on Migration between Azure Servers

We are trying to migrate our application from Azure US servers to EU Servers. We just copied all the files of Website folder (or wwwroot folder) from US server to EU server. Our Production CM ...
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Why are Sitecore roles not persisting quick enough when using a scaled CD?

User scenario is as follows: Anonymous user navigates to website home page Automatically redirected to /login, which detects user is not authenticated & redirects to ADFS User authenticates on ...
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Sitecore 9 hardware requirements

I have a client that wants to run Sitecore 9 on-premises and is looking for hardware requirements. This documentation site: https://doc.sitecore.net/developers/scaling-guide/hardware-and-software....
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Scaling out xConnect Collection and Collection Search

On Sitecore 9.0.2 on-premise we want to scale out the xConnect Collection and Collection Search Service. According to documentation we need to perform steps mentioned below to achieve that: We need ...
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Issue in WFFM CD Form submission data not saving to custom db 8.1 update 3

I am currently working with WFFM installation on Sitecore 8.1 update 3, which is working fine upto ProdCM but data from the form submission in live Environment were not saving to custom DB I have ...
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Uploading files from website/ CD server [duplicate]

We are working on a feature that upload the media files to Sitecore Web database base. We want to show them in CMS so that content author/Sitecore user can see the uploaded files. Here CD environment ...
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How to create a web deploy package (scwdp) for Dedicated CD Instance Option

Out of box, Sitecore provides with XP0 and XP1 SCWDP packages. We are thinking that Dedicated CD Instance option below will suffice our requirements. https://doc.sitecore.net/developers/scaling-...
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How to create XConnect service in single instance from Sitecore XP1 Scaled installtion package

we are setting up QA instance and following Sitecore Vertical scaling guide from sitecore doc (https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/platform-administration-and-architecture/en/scale-vertically.html)....
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Lucene indexes not updating on CD

We have an issue in our UAT environment where the sitecore_web_index Lucene index is not getting updated on a content delivery server when content is published. I found this solution on Stack ...
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Publish to a core database

When implementing multiple regions/clusters, sitecore documentation states that each cluster must have its own core database.(https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/platform-administration-and-...
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Sitecore 9 Hardware Capacity Calculator [duplicate]

We are planning to move application on Sitecore XP 9.1 on premises and looking references to calculate the hardware requirement. The load on the application is 5M users per month.I have checked the ...
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Sitecore CD instance - Restrict access to Sitecore folder without blocking keepalive.aspx?

I have a CD/CM site which I hardened by restricting access to Sitecore by adding "sitecore" to the Hidden Segments in the Request Filtering section in IIS (second answer here). However, this has ...
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Disable EXM dispatch on CM and offload to DDS?

We are implementing an EXM solution for sending bulk mail, but have come across an issue in scaled environments when using a Dedicated Dispatch Server. We have offloaded all dispatch to the DDS by ...
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Sitecore 9 XP1 Installation with xDB on separate SQL Server

We are in process of setting up the Sitecore 9.0.2 scaled environment for our upgrade from 7.2. On current production setup on 7.2 we have Analytics DB on a separate SQL Server than Core, Master, Web ...
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Can I use self-signed certificates for xConnect, Solr, and Sitecore Commerce in a Sitecore 9 XP0 production deployment?

I am planning a small Sitecore 9.0.2 + Sitecore Experience Commerce production deployment for a demo website with very low traffic. I do not have a lot of time to provision multiple servers, so I plan ...
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Sitecore Sizing Calculations

If we know expected load on site i.e we know Numbers of hits in months,week and per day and we also know session time plus concurrent users . How can we arrive at number of CMS & CD servers and ...
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Is there an impact of using AsParallel in a scheduled task in Sitecore

I know this may be hard to answer out of context, but are there any gotchas or things to be aware of when using AsParallel within a Sitecore scheduled task? We have a scheduled task in our solution ...
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Sitecore CM and CD in the same server

We have a requirement to have the CM and CD in the same server. But while we are trying to access the CD URL as www.xyz.com/sitecore we are landing to the sitecore admin page. Is there a way to ...
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Can I have multiple Reporting Service Instances?

In reference to this document: Configure a content management (CM) server Currently we have a 2 server CM setup, and both of them are configured as processing/reporting server roles. This is Sitecore ...
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Number of servers in a standard Sitecore 9.0.1 XP1 Installation

Currently, in our local environment, we are using Sitecore 9.0.1 XP0 topology but now when we will move to uat or production environments, we will need scaled environments. I need to know that how ...
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Publishing Scaling multiple CM servers

I need to create multiple CM Servers (behind Load Balancer) in Azure VM. I have gone through the scaling guidelines mentioned at: https://doc.sitecore.net/developers/scaling-guide/scaling-scenarios/...
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How to scale multiple CM and CD where each one contains a different site but share the same databases?

We are migrating Sitecore 7 instances to Sitecore 8 and we currently have the following scenario in production. Different sites with two separate CMs and CDs (failover) each using the same databases ...
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Setting up multiple publishing targets

I have a newly setup XP1 Sitecore 9.0 environment. It has single core, master and web databases currently. I’m looking to create a new publishing target/CD server for staging/UAT. I’ve seen various ...
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Browsing individual delivery server in Azure scaling environment

We are on Sitecore 8.1 rev. 151207 (Update-1) When we scale an existing Azure Delivery Farm, using Sitecore Azure module, we are seeing the additional server, but we are not seeing anything deployed ...
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Web indexes not updated upon publish

I am hoping to understand the cause of this and hopefully find a solution - I have looked at every possible solution, but haven't been able to fix it. Sitecore v8.2 update 3 using SOLR. In my ...
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Using Azure to automatically scale horizontally

We're looking at options for the architecture of our Azure Sitecore solution and want to ensure the following: We can configure the solution to automatically scale horizontally (spin up new delivery ...
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How do I keep my production site online when doing deployments?

I'm starting work on a new site (8.x), and I'd like to be able to eliminate downtime if possible during production deployments. What are my options for keeping my Content Delivery environment online ...
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Is deploying isolated Sitecore roles considered Horizontal or Vertical scaling?

From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalability#Horizontal_and_vertical_scaling): To scale vertically (or scale up/down) means to add resources to (or remove resources from) a single ...
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How to achieve different field values based on environment?

Sorry if this question already exists, haven't seen it before. My dilemma is that I have certain field values, which could theoretically be any field type (general link, single-line text, etc.) which ...
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Sitecore 8.2 does not officially support Windows Server 2016 but is it compatible in reality and will it work in production

I'm updating my server architecture at an awkward time. I want to get Windows Server 2016 so I can support HTTP/2 but I'm currently running Sitecore 8.2 which doesn't officially support Windows Server ...
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Sitecore Content Limitation, best strategy way forward

I just want to understand the best content strategy that we need to employ for future large content sites. In a scenario the customer is using the Sitecore 7.x for about 4+ years, pure content site, ...
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Does the Time and Timezone between all CD's and CM's need to be the same?

In a distributed environment where the solution has multiple CD's and at least one CM (if not more), as well as other roles like processing servers, how important is the time and timezone ...
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MongoDB and Disaster Recovery

What are peoples best practices for MongoDB and disaster recovery? What I'm interested in is less around resilience (we have replica sets - and are looking at SaaS solutions too) but more around ...
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Is a multi-role Sitecore server ok in production?

The architecture guidance from Sitecore suggests that multi-role servers - e.g. combining Content Management / Processing / Reporting - should only be done in development and not in production. ...
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How does Sitecore update the Link Database?

I installed the Sitecore URL Rewrite Module for a client. The module worked properly in non-production environments. However, it did not work on production CD servers. The module uses the links ...
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Unable to serialize the session state. Sitecore.ContentSearch.SearchTypes.SearchResultItem

Introduction After implementing private and shared outProc sessions states, I'm receiving the following error. This is a Sitecore 8.1 Update 3 environment. We are using SOLR as our indexer. We are ...
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How to access ServerUrl when sitecore website setup in clustered enviroment

We have set up two CD server( http://cds1mysite.com & http://cds2mysite.com ) in clustered environment where redirection to these URLs handled by LoadBalancer. Website public URL is https://www....
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What is Sitecore xDB best practice for scalability and usage [closed]

So my knowledge in this area is limited as most of the implementations I've been involved with have been less focused on the xDB system and as a result I have questions. Current situation: Load ...
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I m looking for best practice related to configure content delivery server and content authoring server in production Env [closed]

I looked into sitecore documentation below. https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/setting_up__maintaining/xdb/configuring_servers/configure_a_content_delivery_server Is this list ...
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Analytics.ClusterName in a multi-site scaled environment

We have a multi-site scaled environment, with dedicated roles for CM, PRC, REP and CD, based on the XP1 Azure templates. Behind the load balancer, we have 2 CD instances. According to the ...
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Best practice for Content Delivery in relation to databases

In a client's environment, a user login in will be added a role in order to have access to secured content. This mean that during the login operation, the user itself will be modified and saved. ...
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Configuring multiple CM servers with DFS synchronisation

I have a setup with two CM servers (I know, 3 would be better...) and want to designate one as the publishing/task server. I have read this question and answer Setting up multiple CM servers but my ...
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Is there a way to configure ECM to send a message from a specific server?

We have a site in production that uses ECM 2.1 (before EXM). The production environment consists of a CM server and 2 CDs. There is some code running on the CD servers that creates and sends messages ...
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Setting up multiple CM servers

We are setting up multiple Sitecore CM servers. Do we need to do anything more then what is covered in this documentation for setting up CMs. The documentation covers just giving each instance of CM ...
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best practices in scaling sitecore [closed]

What are the best best practices on scaling sitecore 8 worldwide on Azure? https://sdn.sitecore.net/upload/sitecore7/70/scaling_guide_sc70_a4.pdf Thanks Bart