Download details: SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool
Planning a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) installation or a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) installation for a large enterprise can be a very complex undertaking. Determining the most cost-effective topology, hardware, and bandwidth requirements is not a trivial task and involves selecting from a variety of configuration options. In choosing the option that best fits your organization’s needs, you need to answer the following questions:
- What is the minimum hardware you need to deploy?
- Where and how should you deploy the hardware?
- How can you optimize your deployment to meet your organization’s requirements for availability and performance?
- How will growing capacity needs affect the topology?
The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool is a set of free models of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS) and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS). The two models use the analysis and simulation features of System Center Capacity Planner 2007 (SCCP) to help you explore suitable IT infrastructure options for your SharePoint deployment, based on the SharePoint usage requirements for your organization that you provide to the tool. It can give you a head start on planning your SharePoint topology by producing a first approximation of the topology your organization needs. Architects, systems integrators, and deployment engineers will find it to be a valuable starting point for further refinements of the topology.
Feature Bullet Summary
Simple installation and setup
Built-in knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Built-in knowledge of Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
Recommended topology in a Graphical User Interface
Export topology to Visio and server configuration to Excel
Create custom hardware
The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool depends on System Center Capacity Planner, which is available as a free download from Microsoft (see Related Resources).
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The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool is a software extension of the System Center Capacity Planner 2007. Installing the SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool adds application models for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.
To access the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 download, click here.
To access the SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool download package, including a reference document that discloses detailed information about the construction of the models, click here.
I see a nice demo at the TECHED 2007 at Barcelona.
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