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Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By : Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide

By: Yogesh Kasat, JJ Yadav

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics AX is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that supports multi-site operations across various countries, providing international processing within the company. It is an ERP solution with a lot of features and functionality, and it provides support across the fields of financial, distribution, supply chain, project, customer relationship, HR, and field service management. This book is all about simplifying the overall implementation process of Dynamics AX. The purpose of this book is to help IT managers and solution architects implement Dynamics AX to increase the success rate of Dynamics AX projects. This all-in-one guide will take you through an entire journey of a Dynamics AX implementation, ensuring you avoid commonly-made mistakes during implementation. You’ll begin with the installation of Dynamics AX and the basic requirements. Then, you’ll move onto data migration, reporting, functional and technical design, configuration, and performance tuning. By the end of the book, you will know how to plan and execute Dynamics AX right, on your first attempt, using insider industry knowledge and best practices.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation Guide
About the Author
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Testing and Training

Planning the system topology

Environments for development, testing, and production should be carefully optimized for throughput, response time, scalability, and availability. Under this topic, we will learn about the recommended system topologies for production and non-production environments.

The production system topology

The following diagram shows a layered system topology for large-scale implementation projects:

In the preceding diagram, servers are divided among three main layers. The following table explains the different layers, recommended servers, and their purpose:




Perimeter network layer

Terminal service cluster

This provides VPN access to authorized users.

Internet Information Services (IIS)

This provides access to services for AX through the IIS feature.

Internet Information Services cluster (IIS cluster)

This provides Enterprise Portal Support for AX.

Applications layer

AOS cluster

This provides connection to the end users using AX Windows...