Hello SharePoint Experts.
We want to perform a "cold" snapshot of our virtual SharePoint Servers and need to shutdown the servers before we will patch the farm. As far as I understand there is no need for a specific order to shut down the servers, but it will minimize the error events if we do it in the following order:
- WebFrontEnd Servers
- App Servers (If there are more than one App servers the one with the Central Administration last)
- SQL Server
Is it also necessary to stop the search services before shutting down and to run the script provided by microsoft to gracefully shutdown the distributed cache hosts?
Are there any suggestions to do before we start the patching?
Thank you very much in advance and kind regards,