Add an Additional Reporting Services Web Front-end to a Farm
Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
Reporting Services SharePoint mode includes components needed for application servers and web front-end (WFE) servers. This topic focuses on installing the required Reporting Services components for a WFE server, including the application pages used by Reporting Services features such as subscriptions, data alerts, and Power View. The primary Reporting Services installation needed for a WFE is to install the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint 2010 products.
You must be a local administrator to run SQL Server Setup.
The computer must be joined to a domain.
You need to know the name of the existing database server that is hosting the SharePoint configuration and content databases.
The database server must be configured to allow for remote database connections. If it is not, you will not be able to join the new server to the farm because the new server will not be able to make a connection to the SharePoint configuration databases.
The new server will need to have the same version of SharePoint installed that the current farm servers are running. For example if the farm already has SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed, you will need to also install SP1 on the new server before it can join the farm.
Review the following additional topics to understand system and version requirements:
The steps in this topic assume that a SharePoint farm administrator is installing and configuring the server. The diagram shows a typical three tier environment and the numbered items in the diagram are described in the following list:
(1) Multiple web front-end (WFE) servers. The WFE servers require the Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint 2010. The following steps add a second application server to this tier.
(2) Two application servers running Reporting Services and web sites, for example Central Administration.
(3) Two SQL Server database servers.
(4) Represents a software or hardware network load balancing solution (NLB)
The following steps assume that an administrator is installing and configuring the server.
Description and Link
Run the SharePoint 2010 Products Preparation Tool
You must have the SharePoint 2010 installation media. The preparation tool is PrerequisiteInstaller.exe on the installation media.
Install a SharePoint 2010 product.
Install SharePoint Server 2010 SP1.
If your existing SharePoint farm has SharePoint 2010 SP1 installed download and install SharePoint 2010 SP1 from:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460045.
For more information on SharePoint 2010 SP1, see Known issues when you install Office 2010 SP1 and SharePoint 2010 SP1:
Run the SharePoint Products Configuration wizard to add the server to the farm.
Verify the server was added to the SharePoint farm.
Install the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services add-in for SharePoint 2010 products.
There are several methods for installing the add-in. The following steps use the SQL Server 2016 setup wizard. For more information on installing the add-in, see Install or Uninstall the Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint
Run SQL Server 2016 installation
For more information on installing Reporting Services, see Install Reporting Services SharePoint Mode for SharePoint 2010
Verify the new server is operational.
Update your NLB solution.
If appropriate, update your hardware or software NLB environment to include the new server.