Optimize SharePoint Storage and Performance


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Speed up SharePoint by removing its storage bottlenecks and dramatically reducing database size and the transaction load. Further accelerate SharePoint with caching BLOBs, lists, ASP.NET session state, and View State.

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Optimize SharePoint Storage and Performance

  1. 1. I n s t a l l a t i o n G u i d e http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  2. 2. Hardware requirements <ul><li>The following table lists minimum hardware requirements for StorageEdge server </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html Requirements Minimum Processor Pentium IV - 2.0 GHz RAM 1 GB Hard Disk NTFS file system formatted partition with minimum of 32 MB free space. Video 1024 x 786, High Color Network 100Mbps for connections between computers in a Server Farm.
  3. 3. Software requirement <ul><li>The Server on which you install StorageEdge should meet the following software requirements. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html Component Requirement Operating System Any edition of Windows Server Browser Internet Explorer 6.0 with most recent service packs or later versions Windows Components <ul><li>You must configure your computer to be a Web server by enabling IIS </li></ul><ul><li>6.0 or higher, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMTP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common Files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WWW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Note: You should run the IIS worker process in the isolation mode. </li></ul>Add-on Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0 SP1 / SP2 Command-Line Shell (Optional) PowerShell Software framework Microsoft .NET 3.5
  4. 4. StorageEdge Edition <ul><li>StorageEdge Express </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Express edition of StorageEdge will only install on machine where Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) is installed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>StorageEdge Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To install Standard edition of StorageEdge, you need to have WSS or Standard edition of MOSS installed on the machine. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>StorageEdge Enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Enterprise edition of StorageEdge can be installed on machine with any edition of MOSS or WSS installed. </li></ul></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  5. 5. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>Note: It is assumed that you already have read and fulfilled the hardware and software requirements for the install. </li></ul><ul><li>Double-click on the StorageEdge setup file; you will see a Welcome screen. Click on the Next button on the window to proceed </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  6. 6. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>On the next screen, you must read and agree to the Software Licensing Agreement in order to proceed with the installation. Select the option shown to accept the agreement if you wish to proceed then click Next. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  7. 7. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>Select your desired StorageEdge edition then click Next. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that you can not install Standard Edition of StorageEdge on machines where MOSS Enterprise is installed. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  8. 8. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>Enter the installation key that you have already received with the StorageEdge. </li></ul><ul><li>If you don't have the key, click the &quot;Get Installation Key&quot; button. </li></ul><ul><li>Press &quot;Tab&quot; key on your keyboard and then click the Next button after entering the key. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  9. 9. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>In the next window, enter your name, organization name and the email address then hit the &quot;Tab&quot; key on your keyboard then click on Next </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  10. 10. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>The next window will let you select disk location where you wish to install StorageEdge; you can also leave it as default. After setting the location, click Next </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  11. 11. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>Click Next again on the next screen and the installation will begin. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  12. 12. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>The install process will perform a check to determine whether StorageEdge can be installed on your machine. If all checks are successful, click the Next button to continue </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  13. 13. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>On the next screen you will be shown Web Applications, select the ones that you wish to install then Click Next </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  14. 14. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>After everything is done, you see the final screen indicating a successful finish of StorageEdge installation </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  15. 15. StorageEdge Installation <ul><li>When the window with the installation completion message appears, click on the Close button and the Configure RBS/EBS Database window will appear </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  16. 16. License Expiration & Activation <ul><li>Important Note: Installation of StorageEdge must occur on each server node in the Web Farm </li></ul><ul><li>By default, when you install Standard or Enterprise edition of StorageEdge, it is installed as an “Evaluation Copy” and is valid for 60 days. At the end of these 60 days, StorageEdge will stop working. The Express edition of StorageEdge is a free edition, therefore has no evaluation period. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  17. 17. Indications of StorageEdge Being Expired <ul><li>The about page of StorageEdge will show license expired message. </li></ul><ul><li>StorageEdge will stop storing items in the cache. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  18. 18. Extending Evaluation Period <ul><li>Check 'Extend evaluation period'. Click 'Next' </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  19. 19. Extending Evaluation Period <ul><li>Once you have clicked Next button, you will see the next screen shown below. Please enter the extension key provided to you by Alachisoft Sales and then press Finish button. If this key is valid, you will be prompted with a Success message. If the key is not valid, you will be prompted accordingly. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  20. 20. Activate StorageEdge Purchased License <ul><li>On pressing Finish button the following screen will be prompted. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html
  21. 21. Online Activation <ul><li>Please note that a 30-day extension is valid from the original installation date and not from the day you are trying to extend. So, if you waited for 15 extra days after the initial 60 day evaluation period to extend it, you'll only get 15 extra days extension. </li></ul>http://www.alachisoft.com/storageedge/index.html