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) which allow you to explore the necessary infrastructure based on usage requirements. This tool uses the System Center Capacity Planner 2007 (SCCP) as an engine to provide for data collection, visualization, simulation and report writing. The tool can be used in pre-sales and feasibility study of a deployment project to give you a rough estimate of hardware requirements.
Typical business scenarios addressed by the tool:
The SharePoint Capacity Planning Tool for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 collects the unique usage requirements of a particular SharePoint deployment by having the IT-Pro answer a series of questions about expected usage and operating conditions. The Capacity Planner then generates a recommended baseline topology and hardware configuration which can be modified through the SCCP model editor. Finally the tool can run simulations against the selected hardware configuration and generate estimated server loads and user experience reports. Click here for a project Executive Overview. Follow the three simple steps below to try it out