Capacity Planning for Sharepoint 2010

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If you are doing capacity planning for Sharepoint 2010 Microsoft has several whitepapers that will help you in planning your environement.

Capacity management and sizing for SharePoint Server 2010

This white paper describes the concepts you need to understand to successfully determine the appropriate capacity for your Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment. This white paper provides you with the information that helps you:

  • Understand the concepts behind effective capacity management.
  • Define performance and capacity targets for your environment.
  • Select the appropriate data architecture.
  • Choose hardware to support the number of users and the features you intend to deploy.
  • Test, validate, and adjust your environment to achieve your performance and capacity targets.
  • Monitor and adjust your environment to match demand.


SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity technical case studies

Technical case studies that describe specific deployments of SharePoint Server 2010. Compare the scenarios in these documents to your planned workload and usage characteristics.


SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: software boundaries and limits

This white paper provides information to help you understand the tested performance and capacity limits of SharePoint Server 2010, and offers guidelines for how limits relate to acceptable performance. Use the information in this white paper to determine whether your planned deployment falls within acceptable performance and capacity limits, and to properly configure limits in your environment. This white paper addresses the following capacity elements: boundaries, thresholds, and supported limits.


Topologies for SharePoint Server 2010

This model describes common ways to build and scale farm topologies by using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, including planning which servers to start services on.


SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations

These white papers describe the performance and capacity impact of specific feature sets included in SharePoint Server 2010. These white papers include information about the performance and capacity characteristics of the feature and how it was tested by Microsoft, including:

  • Test farm characteristics
  • Test results
  • Recommendations
  • Troubleshooting performance and scalability

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