Planning for Deployment
Deploying Commerce Server 2000 and your Web site applications requires careful planning. Take the time to develop a comprehensive deployment plan so you will meet your business requirements in a timely and organized manner. Before you actually move your development applications onto a Web site, review the information presented here and in the Commerce Server 2000 Resource Kit.
More importantly, make sure your organization has developed its own plan, and that it includes input from business managers, system administrators, and site developers.
Deployment involves the movement of your Web site between three distinct hardware environments – from development, to test, to production. The following figure illustrates these environments in a simplified manner.
The actual appearance of these environments depends on the size of your site and your business goals. Commerce Server 2000 Help provides basic information about deploying a small-scale site consisting of four to six computers. Information about larger deployments is contained in the Commerce Server 2000 Resource Kit.
This section contains:
Small Site Configuration. Describes hardware configurations for a Web site containing four to six computers.
Large Site Configuration. Describes the production environment for a site containing 10 to 100 computers.
Global Site Configuration. Describes the concept of a production environment for a global site.
Firewall Configurations. Describes the advantages and disadvantages of different firewall configuration options.