Is a Single Server Sufficient for a SharePoint Deployment?<br />Brainstorm SharePoint Deployment Planning<br />Mark Macrae...
Director Intelligent Decisioning Ltd<br />7 Years SharePoint Exp<br />SUGUK Organiser for Midlands<br />SharePoint Saturda...
It Depends!<br />
Considerations<br />SLAs<br />Users<br />Authentication<br />Licensing<br />Location <br />Hardware<br />Software (client ...
SLAs<br />SLAs affect everything<br />Recovery plan<br />Topology<br />Server spec<br />At least:<br />Approx Users<br />M...
SLAs<br />Define RTO/RPO targets and design a solution to meet these<br />RTO (Recovery Time Objective) <br />Maximum acce...
Users<br />Who are your users?<br />You know them individually (Intranet)<br />You know them as partners/customers (Extran...
Authentication<br />How will you authenticate your users?<br />Depends largely on previous slide<br />Classic Authenticati...
Licensing<br />Foundation<br />Standard<br />Enterprise<br />CALs vs External Connector<br />
Location<br />On Premise vs Hosted?<br />Capacity?<br />Staff / Administrators<br />Skills<br />Costs<br />Worry<br />Next...
Hardware<br />Physical vs Virtual?<br />Skills<br />Recovery plan<br />Budget<br />SharePoint 2010 & Foundation <br />X64 ...
Naming Conventions<br />Databases<br />Web Applications<br />User/Service Accounts<br />Servers<br />
SQL<br />Which version?<br />Disk – lots!<br />RAID Configuration<br />Instances<br />Business Intelligence<br />SSRS<br />
SQL<br />Temp<br />Logs<br />Search<br />Data<br />
Recovery Plan<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Not just about Backup/Restore!<br />List all possible scenarios and plan for eac...
Recovery Plan<br />High Availability<br />Servers<br />Services<br />Topology<br />Load Balancing solution<br />Database A...
SharePoint Feature Set<br />PerformancePoint Services<br />Excel Services<br />Access Services<br />Visio Services<br />SQ...
SharePoint Databases<br />SharePoint 2010<br />SharePoint 2007<br />There are a lot more databases in 2010!<br />
Domain Account Considerations<br />Best Practise of Least Privileges<br />SharePoint 2010 requires even more accounts!<br ...
Environments<br />Which environments do you REALLY need?<br />Dev<br />Continuous Build<br />UAT<br />Production<br />More...
Resources / Roles<br />Most organisations have the familiar role of  <br />     ‘The SharePoint Guy’<br />
Resources / Roles<br />Network Administrator<br />SQL DBA<br />SharePoint Farm Administrator<br />Site Collection Administ...
Scared?<br />Governance<br />Security / Authorisation<br />Patching/Service Packs<br />Developed Solutions<br />….<br />
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Presentation by Mark Macrae at SUGUK Nottingham September 2010.

It begins by asking the question: Is a Single Server Sufficient for a SharePoint Deployment?

The asnwer is 'It Depends!' but the presentation explains all the considerations.

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  1. 1. Is a Single Server Sufficient for a SharePoint Deployment?<br />Brainstorm SharePoint Deployment Planning<br />Mark Macrae<br />
  2. 2. Director Intelligent Decisioning Ltd<br />7 Years SharePoint Exp<br />SUGUK Organiser for Midlands<br />SharePoint Saturday<br />(shh...support West Ham)<br />About Me<br />
  3. 3. It Depends!<br />
  4. 4. Considerations<br />SLAs<br />Users<br />Authentication<br />Licensing<br />Location <br />Hardware<br />Software (client and server)<br />SQL Server<br />SharePoint Features<br />Information Architecture<br />Staff / Roles<br />
  5. 5. SLAs<br />SLAs affect everything<br />Recovery plan<br />Topology<br />Server spec<br />At least:<br />Approx Users<br />Max down time (RTO)<br />Max data loss (RPO)<br />Item Level Recovery<br />Disaster Recovery<br />High Availability<br />
  6. 6. SLAs<br />Define RTO/RPO targets and design a solution to meet these<br />RTO (Recovery Time Objective) <br />Maximum acceptable duration of time of system inoperability (Downtime)<br />RPO (Recovery Point Objective) <br />Maximum amount of acceptable data loss<br />
  7. 7. Users<br />Who are your users?<br />You know them individually (Intranet)<br />You know them as partners/customers (Extranet)<br />You don’t know them (Internet)<br />Define who will be using the system<br />How will they use it?<br />Which browsers?<br />Mobile?<br />Where are your users base?<br />Local?, Global?, Both?<br />How many users?<br />How will they be using it?<br />
  8. 8. Authentication<br />How will you authenticate your users?<br />Depends largely on previous slide<br />Classic Authentication<br />Active Directory authenticates a user, provides an NT Token. The token is used to authenticate to SharePoint. SharePoint consumes that token and it's converted into an SPUser object for authorization<br />Claims Authentication<br />SharePoint redirects a client to the associated trusted identity provider. The identity provider authenticates clients and provides a security token e.g.<br />NT, SAML, FBA<br />Kerberos – when and why would you need it? …….<br />
  9. 9. Licensing<br />Foundation<br />Standard<br />Enterprise<br />CALs vs External Connector<br />
  10. 10. Location<br />On Premise vs Hosted?<br />Capacity?<br />Staff / Administrators<br />Skills<br />Costs<br />Worry<br />Next session may help<br />
  11. 11. Hardware<br />Physical vs Virtual?<br />Skills<br />Recovery plan<br />Budget<br />SharePoint 2010 & Foundation <br />X64 Quad core processor<br />4GB for Dev/8GB for production<br />80GB System Partition<br />SQL Server 2008 X64<br />Prices<br />
  12. 12. Naming Conventions<br />Databases<br />Web Applications<br />User/Service Accounts<br />Servers<br />
  13. 13. SQL<br />Which version?<br />Disk – lots!<br />RAID Configuration<br />Instances<br />Business Intelligence<br />SSRS<br />
  14. 14. SQL<br />Temp<br />Logs<br />Search<br />Data<br />
  15. 15. Recovery Plan<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Not just about Backup/Restore!<br />List all possible scenarios and plan for each one with SLAs in mind<br />Hardware, Software, User error, environmental etc<br />Backup Tools<br />SharePoint vs SQL<br />3rd Party?<br />Hosted – do you need to worry?<br />
  16. 16. Recovery Plan<br />High Availability<br />Servers<br />Services<br />Topology<br />Load Balancing solution<br />Database Availability<br />Backup/Restore is not HA<br />Not quick enough<br />
  17. 17. SharePoint Feature Set<br />PerformancePoint Services<br />Excel Services<br />Access Services<br />Visio Services<br />SQL Reporting Services<br />….<br />= More of everything!!!<br />
  18. 18. SharePoint Databases<br />SharePoint 2010<br />SharePoint 2007<br />There are a lot more databases in 2010!<br />
  19. 19. Domain Account Considerations<br />Best Practise of Least Privileges<br />SharePoint 2010 requires even more accounts!<br />Basic Accounts<br />Farm Account (Database Access Account)<br />Install/Setup Account<br />Web Application App Pool Accounts<br />Service Application Accounts<br />App Pool Identities <br />Unattended Service Accounts<br />
  20. 20. Environments<br />Which environments do you REALLY need?<br />Dev<br />Continuous Build<br />UAT<br />Production<br />More environments = <br />More maintenance = More resources<br />Patching<br />SDLC!!<br />
  21. 21. Resources / Roles<br />Most organisations have the familiar role of <br /> ‘The SharePoint Guy’<br />
  22. 22. Resources / Roles<br />Network Administrator<br />SQL DBA<br />SharePoint Farm Administrator<br />Site Collection Administrators<br />Business ‘Champions’<br />Designer<br />Developers<br />
  23. 23. Scared?<br />Governance<br />Security / Authorisation<br />Patching/Service Packs<br />Developed Solutions<br />….<br />

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