So far we have gone through different components within Configuration Manager, what features they have, which features they support, and how we can deploy them as highly available. Even if we have a highly available Configuration Manager solution, we still need to think of the other services on which it is dependent such as AD, SQL, DNS, and DHCP. Of course some services are more important than others, but it is important to realize what options we have to implement other features as highly available within our infrastructure.
In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:
We will go through how Configuration Manager uses Active Directory and how we can set up a redundant Active Directory and DNS solution
We will set up a redundant DHCP service
We will set up a failover cluster running Microsoft SQL Server and see what other options we have
What options we have for setting up a redundant PKI solution using AD CS