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Questions tagged [solution-architecture]

For questions related to Sitecore-specific solution architecture, including content architecture, infrastructure architecture, code architecture, data architecture, planning and SDLC phases, Sitecore-specific implementation strategies and methods, etc.

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Is it possible - and advisable - to remove the Email Experience Manager, Forms and Marketing Automation from a 9.1 setup?

I'm upgrading to Sitecore 9.1. My solution will not need to use the EXM, Forms or MA. Can I get rid of them, together with their associated database? How can I go about doing this, and is it a good ...
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What does each site of a vanilla 9.1 installation do?

I just installed a Vanilla 9.1 instance as part of my upgrade process. I used the XP Scaled Topology, as I will need some of its features. After installation, I found the following sites in IIS: I ...
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How to programmatically refresh a Sitecore item on Content Editor upon editing it

I would like to refresh a Sitecore item after editing it programmatically. Scenario: An Action of a workflow opens a dialog, does some operation and on clicking the OK button I want to refresh the ...
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Sitecore Dual Public/Private Active Directory Authentication

I already have Active Directory authentication installed and working with Sitecore. I'm trying to set up a website that is available both publicly and privately. The private version uses Active ...
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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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Project layer reference to a foundation model

Our Sitecore solution has been designed following Sitecore's Helix principles and guidelines. The project layer contains a few simple views that make up columns and sections on a page, very much like ...
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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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In Commerce 8.2.1 Devops documentation, are the servers in commerce services layer separate servers or 1 server with separate engine roles?

I'm going through Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 architecture in http://commercesdn.sitecore.net/SitecoreCommerce/DevOpsGuide/en-us/index.html#Concepts/c_M_ProductionDeployments.html. Are the Commerce ...
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Would publishing and event queue work based on solution provided in Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 documentation?

I'm going through Sitecore Commerce 8.2.1 architecture in http://commercesdn.sitecore.net/SitecoreCommerce/DevOpsGuide/en-us/index.html#Concepts/c_M_ProductionDeployments.html. I noticed that CM ...
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Naming of related Foundation modules in a Helix solution

Say I have a foundation module in my solution called "Tagging" its full namespace name is "Sitecore.Foundation.Tagging". I want to build a new module dependent on Tagging which still needs to be a ...
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Helix Representation for Image Callout with Multiple structure

The project site will have multiple Image Callouts that will be used in various sections of the site. These Image callouts have multiple forms. Something like below: Questions: With above ...
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SXA: When is configuration in web.config necessary vs only in templates?

TL;DR: When is Sitecore template item configuration enough and when is additional configuration in the Web.config necessary? Is there a clear division and what's the thought behind it? When creating ...
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Sitecore Solution Documentation Generation - any tools?

Having had to deliver/create documentation on numerous projects now, I know it is the last thing that anyone wants to do manually in Word. I happened to see this tool mentioned: https://zkniebel....
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Brand specific features in Helix architecture

Our site currently has a Search feature, similar to that in Habitat: Feature Search Controllers Scripts Views We're launching several new branded versions of our site, ...
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How to refactor duplicated fields?

On an existing multi-site instance, it's been noted that there are several templates that duplicate fields by name. For example, each site has a set of templates that are used as the base for each ...
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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 Visio Stencils

I've seen a few diagrams on the Sitecore developer sites and but does anyone know if they are distributing the stencils somewhere? I'd like to capture the infrastructure topology at our client.
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Running asynchronous tasks to update user profile

I am looking for the best way to synchronize profile data from an external system. We authenticate users using an external authentication service. We use the Sitecore virtual user mechanism to log ...
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How should I split features in Helix based solutions?

I just came to that problem that, in a multisite solution we need to deliver the same feauture but with different Controller and View. As we are implementing features indepently for Projects how ...
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Helix, breadcrumbs and wildcards

We have a (mvc) solution based on Helix principles that has a breadcrumb feature. So far, all worked fine and there were no dependencies to any other module. Now we added a new feature (blog) that has ...
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What's the Best Practice for Storing Sitecore in the Solution?

So at the company I work, we've always stored the Sitecore instance that we are developing (for the site we are building) in source control. In this instance we use TFS for source control. (Though I ...
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Sitecore Content deliveries and Solr with High availability

I'm trying to find a recommendation from Sitecore in terms of configuring Solr for high availability and how to use it properly with Sitecore. Does anybody know where I can find it? If not, I'm ...
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Options for Planning an Effective Presentation Details Strategy

I am very familiar with Presentation Details and inheritance, as well as the Sitecore 8 documentation on Versioned Layouts, but I feel like Presentation Details are all too often one of the most ...
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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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How to implement multiple developer teams (vendor branches) in Sitecore? [closed]

We have a multiple site solution in 7.2 with 7 site collections (each collection is based on a set of templates & components) with up to 20 sites in each collection. We want to establish a second ...
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How do I reference Sitecore binaries from NuGet?

I've heard through the grapevine that Sitecore DLL's can be referenced through the use of NuGet Packages. I found Sitecore.NuGet, but I don't think that's the right option. I also found this blog ...