SCCM 2016 Design
SCCM 2016 Design considerations
First off all you need to consider the SCCM maximum number and limitations so please check: Size and scale numbers for SCCM 2016
Now for different type of scenarios you can have a different number of servers or jus one. For example for a large enterprise you can have: One SQL Cluster, two or more Management Point, two or more Distribution Point, two or more Update Point, etc. Please find more details here Design a hierarchy of sites for SCCM 2016.
In our scenario we will cover a medium company with 700 client computers and 300 servers split in 6 geographical locations.
In Data Center or in the biggest branch or head quarter we will deploy only server with all important roles installed plus SQL Server and one Distribution Point in each site location, 5 in our case. Only one primary site with multiple DP is the most recommended deployment even for larger corporation. With SCCM 2012 the design was simplified a lot and secondary site are not required any more.
For this tutorial I will use in my lab
|Server role||Server name||Memory GB||v-CPU|
|SCCM + SQL||DUBSCCM01.SCCM.IE||6||2|
In a real scenario I will recommend for SCCM server 16 GB of RAM and 2-4 v-CPU with multiple disks.