Michael Herman - Parallelspace

Can a 64-bit MOSS farm (WFE and SQL Servers) use a 32-bit MOSS Index server

We tried this and ran into all sorts of issues. MS PSS later told us that the WFE and IS servers in a MOSS farm needed to be either all 32-bit or all 64-bit. Can someone validate this There is no mention in the MOSS online help, etc.

Michael.




Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can a 64-bit MOSS farm (WFE and SQL Servers) use a 32-bit MOSS Index server?

andrew woodward

Michael,

I have not installed this configuration but my understanding on the mix of 64bit and 32bit was allowed as long as each Role was the same. i.e.

Web Front Ends

Index and Search

Excel Services

SQL

I assume you issue may be due to running the Search service load balanced across the 64bit WFEs and having a 32bit Index server. Can you try and run the search service on the Index server (temp option as you lose resiliance) to see if this works.

Andrew






Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Can a 64-bit MOSS farm (WFE and SQL Servers) use a 32-bit MOSS Index server?

Michael Herman - Parallelspace

Interesting point Andrew about not splitting the index/query roles across 64/32.

We've actually made the decision to get a couple more 64-bit servers.

Michael.