Perform the following Model Editor procedures to edit a server hardware configuration or a server role.

If you want to apply a hardware configuration to server that is not listed, you can define a new hardware configuration in the Model Editor. You can also apply a hardware configuration used by another server in the capacity model to easily standardize hardware. A hardware configuration used by another server resembles SiteName\ServerName.

The server role includes a usage profile, list of software components, component service configuration, bit-width of the server's processor, and disk storage configuration. When you edit a server role, you cannot collocate certain server roles on the same server.

For a list of other tasks you can perform with the Capacity Planner Model Editor, see Capacity Planner Model Editor.

To edit a server hardware configuration in the Model Editor

  1. Navigate to the Site Topology view.

  2. Click a server.

  3. In the Current View Actions pane, click Edit server hardware configuration.

  4. Update the server name, if necessary.

  5. Update the amount of memory, if necessary.

  6. Update the computer configuration as needed.

To edit multiple server hardware configurations in the Global Topology view of the Model Editor

  1. Navigate to the Global Topology view.

  2. Click the Expand Nodes button on the toolbar.

  3. Click one of the servers that you want to edit.

  4. In the Current View Actions pane, click Select similar objects, or press and hold the CTRL key, and then click multiple objects that you want to select.

  5. In the Current View Actions pane, click Edit server hardware configurations.

  6. Chose the hardware configuration to use for the selected servers from the Apply New Configuration list.

To edit multiple server hardware configurations in the Site Topology view of the Model Editor

  1. Navigate to the Site Topology view.

  2. Click one of the servers that you want to edit.

  3. In the Current View Actions pane, click Select similar objects, or press and hold the CTRL key, and then click multiple objects that you want to select.

  4. In the Current View Actions pane, click Edit server hardware configurations.

  5. Chose the hardware configuration to use for the selected servers from the Apply New Configuration list.

To edit a server role in the Model Editor

  1. Navigate to the Site Topology view.

  2. Click a server.

  3. In the Current View Actions pane, click Edit server role.

  4. Update the usage profile, server role, subrole, and service configuration as necessary.

    You can add or modify usage profiles, if necessary, using the Edit Usage Profile task. For more information, see How to Edit a Model Editor Usage Profile.

  5. Select the storage configuration of disk volumes that correspond to the server role, as needed.

  6. If necessary, choose the bit-width of the server's processor.

Note
Certain server roles require a 64-bit processor.

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