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Plan for on-premises or hosted virtualization in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-09-13

Summary: Create a well-designed plan to install and configure SharePoint 2013 in a virtual environment.

The following downloadable resources, articles on TechNet, video recordings, and related resources provide information about the planning you have to do before deploying SharePoint 2013 in a virtual environment.

The following articles about planning for virtualization are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.

 

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Understand and evaluate hosting options for SharePoint farms

This article describes the options available for deploying and running a SharePoint farm and includes information about evaluation criteria.

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Virtualization support and licensing in SharePoint 2013

This article provides support and licensing information about virtualization host computers used for on-premise virtualization.

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Support and licensing for Microsoft Azure in SharePoint 2013

This article provides support and licensing information about hosted virtualization solutions.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and SharePoint 2013

This ESG Lab report documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of the performance, scalability, and efficiency of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 with improved Hyper-V virtualization. ESG Lab tested with a tier-1 virtualized SharePoint 2013 application workload to confirm that Hyper-V can be used to increase scalability and maintain high levels of enterprise-class performance.

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Hyper-V virtualization requirements for SharePoint 2013

This article describes the mandatory computer processor architecture and software requirements for using hardware-based virtualization technologies.

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Create a virtualization plan for SharePoint 2013

This article describes the scope and major elements of a virtualization plan, and identifies the key decision points for the plan.

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Overview of farm virtualization and architectures for SharePoint 2013

This article discusses the key considerations for determining a virtual architecture and provides examples of typical virtual architectures.

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Detailed design and system specification process for a virtual SharePoint 2013 farm

This article describes a process to create a detailed architecture design and system specifications for SharePoint 2013 farm that meets performance goals, will scale, and is highly available.

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