Configuring a BI infrastructure: Hands-on labs
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-10
This series of articles gives you hands-on experience configuring the various business intelligence services available in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This involves configuring a SharePoint Server 2010 farm in an isolated test environment and then walking through a series of labs to complete the exact procedures necessary to configure the various business intelligence service applications.
This series includes labs for configuring:
In each case, there is a lab for configuring the service application and its associated accounts and additional labs for configuring data access.
The first part of this series of labs is a set of labs to create the baseline environment on which the other labs build. This includes creating the SharePoint Server 2010 farm and configuring the Secure Store Service and creating a Business Intelligence Center.
The baseline environment is built by using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology. Although you could build the environment by using other virtualization technologies or physical hardware, those options are not discussed in these labs.
To build the baseline environment, you need a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V enabled.
|Instructions for configuring Hyper-V are included in case you have not already configured it.|
The computer that you use for the baseline environment must have at least 8 GB of RAM and 100 GB of free disk space. Additional RAM will improve performance, as will distributing the virtual machines across multiple physical disks.
|The labs in this series give you hands-on experience configuring the business intelligence offerings in SharePoint Server 2010 by using an isolated Hyper-V test environment. These labs should not be used to create a production deployment of SharePoint Server 2010 on Hyper-V. For information about how to deploy your production SharePoint Server 2010 farm by using Hyper-V, see Use best practice configurations to prepare the Hyper-V environment (SharePoint Server 2010).|
To get started with the labs, see Create a baseline environment for a BI test environment.