FIM Service Database size data point

It is an exciting time as customers plan & start to roll out their FIM 2010 deployments.  One of the initial questions asked is how much hardware do I need?  The team is working on providing some more documentation to help answer these types of questions, but for now I will share with you a…

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FIM 2010 Performance Testing – Scale & Load

Scale For the discussion of scale the first question is the number of users & groups you expect to be in your system.  There are fairly easy numbers to determine with a few queries of Active Directory or whatever is your directory store of choice.  As many companies currently do not allow end users to…


FIM 2010 Performance Testing – Hardware

My goal with this post is to give you some data on the type of hardware we are using internally for our testing, which you could use to help inform your own hardware needs.  This is the hardware we are using to evaluate the product for release & that it will be able to support…

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FIM 2010 Performance Testing – Topology

Customers have very different deployment needs for their product, all of these driven based on their various business requirements.  For ourselves we have taken a two pronged approach for testing the performance of FIM 2010 in different topologies.  We typically test in what I will refer to as our Standard topology & then we do…

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FIM 2010 Performance Testing – Introduction

One of the areas I have been focused on recently has been testing the performance of our product.  With the release of RC1, I thought I would start off with some insight into what you can expect with the product.  A key problem with figuring out the performance of a given product is the number…

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