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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Add a Load Balancer for External Access

If you have been following along in this series the last post had us fully deploy SharePoint 2019 into our Azure environment.  You may feel we are done, but in truth, there is still a little bit left.  Right now the SharePoint environment is active and works great but only if you either remote into one of the servers directly or if you know the external IP address of the WFE.  To correct this we need to add a load balancer for external access to the environment.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Installing SharePoint 2019

So now that we have the servers all built and configured it is time to install SharePoint across all the instances.  As in previous posts, I will be using Brian Lala’s AutoSPInstaller.  The great thing about this tool is that if configured properly (like we did previously) it will perform the installation for all servers from one server.  This means you won’t have to install on one, and then install the other ones separately.  It can all be done from a single server.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Prepping SharePoint Servers

So now that our domain is built, servers are configured and SharePoint 2019 template is installed, we need to prep the servers that will be running SharePoint for the installation.  We have done most of the work already, but some steps need to be done for the install to go smoothly.  In this post, I’ll show you how to finish prepping the servers to effect an easy install which we will accomplish in the next post.  I am going to do as much of this with PowerShell in because we will be doing this on multiple servers.  PowerShell scripts are the easiest for ensuring correct, repeatable steps.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Build SharePoint 2019 Template with AutoSPInstaller

In the previous post, we have built our server farm, it is time to install SharePoint itself.  As in my other walkthroughs for this, we are going to utilize AutoSPInstaller.  The process is very similar to the one I illustrated in my series earlier, but this time we are building a full MinRole environment.  In this post, we’ll walk through the process of building out the SP2019 template for the farm.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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Building a SharePoint 2019 MinRole Environment in Microsoft Azure – Deploy SQL Server

Once the domain controller is configured and active directory for the farm is created it is time to deploy SQL Server.  Because this will be an “on-prem” farm I will not be utilizing an Azure SQL Database but instead will deploy an actual SQL Server VM.  This is made pretty straight forward as Azure provides a template for this.

This is a multi-part series.  You can see what is coming and review other posts in the series by clicking one of the following links:

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