we are currently planning to set up a 2 tier SharePoint 2013 Enterprise farm. Two tiers with
- a MySQL Cluster (we are not touching this, we get it as a service)
- with 2 Servers in Layer 1 (Server1 and Server2 as WFE + Application). I'm using AutoSPInstaller to configure the farm.
Now I am struggling how to configure these two servers as Microsoft has not provisioned a best practice which services etc to deploy to each of the servers.
I tried to configure this on my local computer to test the configuration with VMs but it has not been very effective. I'm always running into problems when exactly installing the same to both servers. Especially with the Web Applications which of course cannot be provisioned a second time (so I'm excluding them on the second server).
If I have joined the second server to the farm I cannot reach central admin from Server2 I cannot reach it but only with using Server1 IP as the address and the corresponding port. I cannot reach any of the site collections from the web application from Server2.
Anyone has a best practice guide what to provision to the Two-Tier Architecture when using 2 Servers for increased redundancy?