Thursday, October 7, 2010


Download them here, I forgot where I got them from...


SharePoint Server 2010 performance and capacity test results and recommendations

I took the liberty of zipping up all the word docs from MS and giving you guys a link :)


SharePoint 2010 SharePoint Sizer Tool

HP has a pretty cool tool for SharePoint Architects, download it here.

HP Sizer for Microsoft SharePoint is a complimentary planning resource that encapsulates knowledge gained from extensive performance characterization of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010 in the HP Alliances Performance and Solutions labs, widespread collaboration between HP and Microsoft, and numerous SharePoint performance whitepapers produced by HP engineering. The Sizer offers a quick and consistent methodology for determining and comparing configurations, as well as detailed, customizable server and storage solutions complete with bill of materials and pricing.

HP Sizer for Microsoft SharePoint solicits data or uses built-in defaults to determine optimal configurations based on SharePoint deployment best practices. Selectable configurations include entry level, highly available, and application optimized solutions. A "what if" feature allows rapid comparison of the effects of workload changes, platform and storage technology selection, and provides role-based server configurations, capacity utilization, and estimated network traffic. Users can select a configuration and then customize their environment by adding or substituting components within best-practice guidelines.

The tool also addresses one of the most critical areas of SharePoint server design: performance and capacity planning for the storage subsystem. Its storage sizing and configuration capabilities offer detailed best-practice storage volume and RAID recommendations to support database and content storage needs using HP direct-attach storage, HP StorageWorks MSA or EVA Storage SAN solutions.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Configure NLB as normal on a windows 2003/2008 box.

Configure NLB as normal on a windows 2003/2008 box.

Add new server to the farm and select host site on this server

Go into the registry of the server HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14\WSS

For each server make sure the link is going to the server itself. This fixes your actual server link in the programs shortcuts on each server.

Then, go into Central Admin on either server and configure access mappings.
Drop down the application and click central admin. Make one of them the default and the other the Intranet.

So, you should have for instance: DEFAULT http://gigaportal:9111 and INTRANET http://gigaportal2:9111