The Revit 2013 Server will be hosted by X at the USA office. It is running on Windows 2012 Server, running as a VM on a Windows 2012 Hyper-V Host system. For the time being, we have allocated the following resources to this VM:
Dedicated 1GB Network Interface
Single Intel Xeon ES2407 Processor @ 2.20GHz
500GB Storage on RAID 5 Array
The server name is X1. This VM will become a member server in the X domain (Xarchitects).
Z has a dedicated server which will run Revit 2013 Accelerator. This server will become a member server in their domain.
We will create a Site-to-Site VPN tunnel between the RUSSIA and USA offices. Access to this tunnel will be limited to the following nodes:
Revit 2013 Host Server (USA)
Revit 2013 Accelerator (RUSSIA)
Z workstations working on this project
X workstations working on this project
In USA, we have a dedicated E100 running at 100MB/s synchronous for this tunnel.
When the tunnel is up and tested, we will create a two-way Trust Relationship between our domains. The FSMO roles in the X domain are held by a Windows 2003 Server, but the schema has been updated to 2008 R2. Once the Trust is created, we should be able to perform cross-domain authentication.
We need to agree on a method for DNS resolution. In particular, Revit workstations at Z need to be able to resolve the host name of the Revit 2013 Host Server in USA. This can be done with a static A record on the local DNS Server in RUSSIA.
We will then proceed to connect the Revit 2013 Accelerator with the Revit 2013 Host Server. We will be using BlueStreak to facilitate communications for this collaboration.
AUTODESK or anyone out there...in theory would this work?
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don't know if Revit Server will install on Server 2012 your going to have to test that
its only supported on server 2008
in theory this should work but you are going to test to see if it will work
Windows server 2012 does not work well with revit server 2013. After much hair pulling and not getting proper answers from Autodesk. We created another virtual server using Windows 2008 R2 and everything worked perfectly as it is supposed to and described in the videos and literature.
Ricardo, I don't know why you bothered yourself with the other operating system that was not even supported. Most of the scarce documentation available refers to Windows Server 2008 R2.
I agree in part with your statements in another thread. I don't agree on the part where you say that Revit Server should be eliminated. I think it is still a good idea. I agree on the part that says that there should be better support. The issue involves knowledge on both IT and Revit topics, but it is hard to find people who can set up Revit Server. Usually the guys who know Revit, don't know about IT, and the guys who know IT don't know about Revit, and some guys who know IT and Revit don't want to help or are not available. This Revit Server thing can be very frustrating. Glad to know that it is starting to work for you.
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