In a deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX, a clear understanding of your organization's or customers' needs will help you make good decisions as you recommend hardware and software, install the system, and customize it.

You should consider the performance needs of your deployment very carefully during the planning stage to assure its success.

Different roles in your information technology department will raise different performance considerations:

  • An infrastructure architect needs to balance performance and scalability with other quality-of-service (QoS) attributes such as manageability, interoperability, security, and maintainability.

  • A developer needs to ensure that your modifications produce the results users are expecting.

  • A tester needs to validate application functionality, optimization, and expected workloads

  • A system administrator needs to monitor the infrastructure and applications to make sure they are meeting the service level agreements.

The following topics are included in this section:

Set performance objectives

Planning hardware infrastructure

Planning database storage

Benchmark report

Planning 64-bit hardware and software components

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