Technical diagrams for SharePoint 2016
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2016
Topic Last Modified: 2017-03-28
Summary: These diagrams provide visual representations of recommended solutions for SharePoint Server 2016 in the form of models, which are poster-size documents.
These resources are available in Visio (.vsdx) and PDF formats You might need additional software to view the files, here's an overview:
Visio 2016 or the free Visio viewer. If you use the Visio viewer, right-click the VSD link, click Save Target As, save the file to your computer, and then open the file from your computer.
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Any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader
This poster describes the SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint on-premises configurations that business decision makers and solutions architects need to know about.
This poster describes four architectural models:
This poster shows the recommended MinRole topologies in a SharePoint on-premises environment.
This poster shows the different recommended MinRole topologies that can be deployed in a SharePoint Server 2016 environment. It also shows the associated services that are provisioned with each role type.
This poster shows the databases that support SharePoint Server 2016.
This poster is a quick reference guide to the databases that support SharePoint Server 2016. Each database has the following details:
The first page contains the SharePoint system databases and the service applications that have multiple databases.
The second page shows all of the service applications that have single databases.
For more information about the SharePoint Server 2016 databases, see Database types and descriptions in SharePoint Server 2016
These posters describe search architectures in SharePoint Server 2016.
Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
This poster gives an overview of the search architecture in SharePoint Server 2016. It describes the search components and databases in the search architecture and how these interact. It also shows an example of a medium-sized search farm.
Enterprise Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
This poster gives an overview of enterprise search architecture in SharePoint Server 2016. It shows sample search architectures for small, medium, and large-sized enterprise search farms. It also gives scaling considerations and hardware requirements.
Internet Sites Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
This poster gives an overview of the search architecture for Internet sites in SharePoint Server 2016. It shows a sample search architecture for a medium-sized search farm. It also gives performance considerations and hardware requirements.