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SharePoint Server 2010

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About This Guide

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 takes the IT architect through an easy-to-follow planning and design process to successfully create a SharePoint Server infrastructure that is appropriately placed, sized, and designed to deliver the desired business benefits, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system. It addresses the scenarios most likely to be encountered by someone designing a SharePoint Server infrastructure.

Theguide can help you reduce planning time and costs, and ensure a successful rollout of SharePoint Server—helping your organization to more quickly benefit from this flexible and reliable collaboration platform.

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Figure 1. Decision flow chart

In More Detail

The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 includes the following seven-step process:

Step 1: Identify the Requirements. This step involves identifying the SharePoint Server 2010 business requirements.

Step 2: Apply the IT Policies. This step focuses on applying the IT policies applicable to the SharePoint Server 2010 websites identified in Step 1.

Step 3: Define the High-Level Architecture. This step involves determining the number and location of SharePoint Server 2010 farms, and placing the websites within farms.

Step 4: Design the Web Server Infrastructure. This step focuses on designing the web server instances, system capacity and performance. Also, this step involves determining the number of web servers required in each farm, fault-tolerance requirements, and virtualization.

Step 5: Design the Application Server Infrastructure. This step involves determining the server capacity and performance requirements, and applying the fault-tolerance requirements for the Application Server infrastructure.

Step 6: Design the SQL Server Infrastructure. This step focuses on determining the capacity and performance requirements for SQL Server for the farm, and applying the fault-tolerance requirements for the SQL Server infrastructure.

Step 7: Identify the Optimization Opportunities. This step focuses on the potential server optimization opportunities for SharePoint Server 2010 servers.

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