How to Add New Servers in sharepoint 2013 farm with Autospinstaller

Topics: Feature Requests, General Questions, Support
Jun 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Hi All,

We have installed SharePoint 2013 with the help of AutoSpInstalleras below Infrastructure:

1 App Server
2 WFE server
1 Search/Index
1 Crawl
2 SQL with Cluster.

Now we have to add 5 more servers into the existing SharePoint 2013 servers with below Infra

1 App Server
2 WFE SERVER
1 search/index
1 crawl

I am not sure how i can utilize AutoSpInstaller to complete this Task, how do i modify the XML to work with adding New Servers to existing SharePoint farm?

I would really appreciate if someone have or already work with this kind of scenario.

Regards,
Aasif
Coordinator
Jun 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM
Why not simply use the same approach you used for the first install? Add your new servers to the XML in the required areas, and run AutoSPInstaller on each new server to assign its role. For example, if you previously provisioned, say, Excel Services on your first App server APPSERV1, to provision it on the new app server APPSERV2 as part of its role, you would modify the corresponding element like this:

Provision="APPSERV1,APPSERV2"

BTW, how do you consider a "search/index" server to be different than a "crawl" server?

Brian