What do we need to know to configure Deployment Solution 7.1? What are common issues? Configuration concerns? Anything we should watch out for?
NOTE: A more updated (and downloadable) version of this can be found here: Putting it All Together: Getting Started (Quick Start) Guide
There are some common aspects to any deployment of a product which this KB shall attempt to assist you in managing. We hope you find this useful, but acknowledge that it is by no means complete. If you are struggling to ensure your environment and setup is correct, please consider assistance from Consulting.
The first thing you need to understand is that Deployment Solution is mostly dependent on Notification Server and it's scalability now. Anything you may have known about DS 6.x is now largely irrelevant and should be essentialy forgotten (other than how PXE works). Scalability has completely changed, and for the most part, this document will not discuss it, except where DS adds additional requirements to those of the overall Notification Server environment. Here's a decent starting point though as of SMP 7.0 SP4 HF1:
Here are some basic "steps" for getting Deployment Solution 7.1 up and running.
Here are a few things to be aware of, some of which were mentioned above.