Sitecore XP 9.0 ARM templates – topologies and tiers

  • Description

    The following tables describe the Azure resource types and sizes that are provisioned with each of the Sitecore ARM templates found in the Sitecore Azure Quickstart Templates repository on GitHub. The single topologies are not supported for production sites – they are purely for development and test purposes.

    The Performance rating sizes were determined by performance testing a simple marketing site and finding the smallest resource sizes required to hit the associated visits per month. The simple marketing site was mainly read-only, with no login activity and few xDB interactions. Dependent requests were not tested (for example, images, JS, CSS) and it is assumed these assets will be served by a CDN.

    The sizes and instance counts below serve as a starting point for you when trying to figure out the Azure requirements for your site. You may need to adjust some or all of the sizes or instance counts once you have performance tested your application.

  • Experience Management (XM)

      Performance rating 
    Component Single Extra small Small Medium Large Extra large
    Approximate visits per month range - 0 - 100,000 100,000 - 200,000 200,000 - 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 5,000,000-10,000,000
    Content Management server – Azure Web App 1 x S1 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2
    Content Delivery server – Azure Web App 1 x B2 2 x B2 3 x B2 4 x S3 8 x S3
    Core database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Master database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Web database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S3
    Forms database – SQL Azure 1 x S0
    1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S2
    Search – Azure Search 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 2 x S1 3 x S1 3 x S1
    Monitoring – Azure App Insights 1 x Basic
    1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Enterprise 1 x Enterprise
    Session state – RedisCache - 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C2
  • Experience Platform (XP)

      Performance rating 
    Component Single Extra small Small Medium Large Extra large
    Approximate visits per month range - 0 - 100,000 100,000 - 200,000 200,000 - 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 5,000,000-10,000,000
    Content Management server – Azure Web App 1 x S1 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2
    Content Delivery server – Azure Web App 1 x B2 2 x B2 3 x B2 4 x S3 8 x S3
    xDB Processing service – Azure Web App
    1 x B1  1 x B1  1 x B1  1 x B2 1 x B2
    xDB Reporting service – Azure Web App
     1 x B1
    1 x B1   1 x B2  1 x B2 1 x B2
    Marketing Operations – Azure Web App
    1 x S1 1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B2 1 x B3 2 x S3
    Marketing Automation reporting – Azure Web App
    XC Collection search  – Azure Web App
    XC Collection – Azure Web App
    1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B3 2 x S3 4 x S3
    XC Reference data – Azure Web App
    Core database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Master database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Web database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S3
    Reporting database – SQL Azure
    1 x S1  1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S2 1 x S3
    Pools database – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0  1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2
    Tasks database – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1
    Forms database – SQL Azure 1 x S0
    1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S2
    Marketing Automation database – SQL Azure
     1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Reference data database – SQL Azure
     1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S3 1 x S3
    Shard map management – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0
    Shard 0/1 databases – SQL Azure
    2 x S0  2 x S0 2 x S1 2 x S2 2 x P1 2 x P2
    Search – Azure Search 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 2 x S1 3 x S1 3 x S1
    Monitoring – Azure App Insights 1 x Basic
    1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Enterprise 1 x Enterprise
    Session state – RedisCache - 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C1 1 x C2
  • Experience Database (XDB)

      Performance Rating 
    Component Single Extra small Small Medium Large Extra large
    Approximate visits per month range - 0 - 100,000 100,000 - 200,000 200,000 - 1,000,000 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 5,000,000-10,000,000
    xDB Processing service – Azure Web App
    1 x S1 1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B2 1 x B2
    xDB Reporting service – Azure Web App
    1 x B1
    1 x B1 1 x B2 1 x B2 1 x B2
    Marketing Operations – Azure Web App
    1 x S1 1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B2 1 x B3 2 x S3
    Marketing Automation Reporting – Azure Web App
    XC Collection search – Azure Web App
    XC Collection – Azure Web App
    1 x B1 1 x B1 1 x B3 2 x S3 4 x S3
    XC Reference data – Azure Web App
    Core database – SQL Azure 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Master database – SQL Azure 1 x S0
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Web database – SQL Azure 1 x S0
    1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S3
    Reporting database – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S2 1 x S3
    Pools database – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0  1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S2
    Tasks database – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1
    Marketing Automation database – SQL Azure
     1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S1 1 x S1
    Reference Data database – SQL Azure
     1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S1 1 x S2 1 x S3 1 x S3
    Shard map management – SQL Azure
    1 x S0  1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0 1 x S0
    Shard 0/1 databases – SQL Azure
    2 x S0  2 x S0 2 x S1 2 x S2 2 x P1 2 x P2
    Search – Azure Search 1 x S1
    1 x S1 1 x S1 2 x S1 3 x S1 3 x S1
    Monitoring – Azure App Insights 1 x Basic
    1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Basic 1 x Enterprise 1 x Enterprise

Applies to:

Azure Toolkit 1+, CMS 9.0 Initial Release+

October 14, 2017
February 05, 2018

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