Date: June 2009
Audience Compatibility 4Authors 4Introduction 5Objectives 7Hosted architecture for Microsoft Dynamics NAV principles 8 Remote access technologies 8 Security 9 Secure peripheral network 9 Authentication10 Securing the service tier 11 Performance 13 Load balancing 13 Database optimization 13Hosting compliancy 14 SAS 70 Certification 14 Software + Services Incubation Centers 14 Service Level Agreement 14Licensing options 16The differences between the BRL and the SPLA license: 16Hosted Microsoft Dynamics NAV Platform recommendations 17 Hosting platform model 17 Hardware specifications 18 Terminal Servers specifications18 RTC deployment 18 OS specifications 18 SQL Server specifications 19 Network considerations 20 Server virtualization 20 What is Hypervisor? 20 Virtualization for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 20 Service Tier server sharing 21 Office integration 22Hosted Microsoft Dynamics NAV specific configuration tips 23 Microsoft Terminal Services settings 23 Performance enhancement 23 Local client devices redirection 23 Security/Active Directory 24 Group policies 25 Time zone redirection 25 Locking Terminal Server session 26 Microsoft Dynamics NAV License 26 SQL Server settings multi-instance optimization 27 Configure SQL Instance CPU Affinity 27 Backup 27Administration 29 Service provisioning 29 Control panels 29 Platform infrastructure management 30 Monitoring 30 Availability monitoring 30 Proactive monitoring 30Known issues 31 Time zone issue with RTC 31 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 database can only run on SQL default instance 31 RTC Client doesn’t work with Windows mandatory profiles 31 Certain Language requires dedicated Terminal Server 31References 33
This documentation is primarily for ISVs, VARs, and Hosting Partners who plan on hosting Microsoft Dynamics NAV.It is also intended for end users who would like to understand what it means to have their Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform hosted, rather than located on their premises.While solution architects and system administrators are the main target, implementers might also find the content relevant.
The following information has been validated for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009. The content may change with upcoming updates of Microsoft Dynamics NAV like Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1.