Project Server 2013 Deployment Best Practices

Report
Database Engine
Management tools
Connectivity comp
SQL Server Agent
Analysis Services
Windows Server 2012,
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
Windows Server 2008
R2 SP1 (64-Bit),
Standard Edition
Enterprise Edition
Datacenter Edition
R2 not supported
Server Core install not
supported
SharePoint Server 2013
Enterprise Edition
Project Server 2013
Task Sync:
Exchange Server 2013
Outlook 2003 - 2013
AD Sync:
Windows Server 2003
AD (min.)
Reporting:
Excel 2010 – 2013
Odata:
Excel 2013
Visual Reports:
Excel 2007 – 2013
Visio 2007 - 2013
Workflow Editing:
SharePoint Designer
2013
Visio 2013
Visual Studio 2012
Requires Workflow
Manager Client 1.0
execution engine
Not recommended for
production use
Scale-out each tier
based on dataset
requirements
Located in same datacenter
Load Balancer
Crawler
WFE1
WFE2
Search
Project Server
Project Server
DB1
DB2
SharePoint SA
SharePoint
Azure
Workflow
Project
Event
Receiver
Azure
Workflow
SharePoint
Project
Integrate,
20%
Separate,
80%
No!
You cannot connect to Project
Server 2013 with Project
Professional 2010
ProjectWebApp
More than 90% of SharePoint and
Project Data is stored in the databases
• All Project and Portfolio
Management (PPM) data
• Time tracking and Timesheet data
• Aggregated SharePoint project site
data
Security
High Availability
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AutoSPInstaller
Install Project Server 2013
with Powershell
No In-place Upgrade
Only DB Attach
Consolidation of
Databases from 4 to 1
No direct upgrade path
from Office Project
Server 2007 to Project
Server 2013
Upgrade to 2010
then upgrade to 2013
Upgrade Your Project
Client Users
Upgrade Cycle
Add the Project
Server 2013
Enterprise Project
Types
After the Upgrade…
Monitor
Be proactive not reactive !
Implement monitoring plan
Analyze logs on a regular
basis
RemoveSPProjectLogLevelManag
er
SetSPProjectLogLevelManagerR
efresh
Remove specific entity from
monitoring
Update configuration cache
Software Updates
Verification
Review the ULS logs
Verify the database version
DR Plans 40%
No DR Plans
60%
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