SharePoint 2013 Preview Deployment – Failed to create the configuration database

On deploying 2013 on SQL Server 2012, you might get an error when running the configuration wizard to create the SharePoint farm: “Configuration Failed.” “Failed to create the configuration database” “An exception was thrown: This SQL Server instance does not have the required “maxdegree of parallelism” setting of 1”   This can be resolved as…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Disk Space Requirements

To be able to estimate the total disk space required by aSharePoint 2010 farm, you need to estimate the sizes of the following: System & Log Files This is the direct attached storage (DAS) required on each server for its operating system, 14 hive, IIS Logs, SharePoint Logs and any other temporary storage. The common…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Farm Design Considerations

While designing large SharePoint farms, many considerations need to be assessed. Below are some decisions that have implications on the farm logical architecture: Should content be served from one SharePoint farm or multiple SharePoint farms? A SharePoint farm can publish many different vanity URLs each having its own web applications, so different URLs and even…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Confirm Farm Size after modelling

During the modeling step, first step in capacity management, you identify the expected use of the new environment in terms of workload and dataset. This information is used as the basis of designing the environment in Design step of capacity planning. The first action to apply when designing the environment is to verify the expected…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Build New Environment Usage Estimates

After analyzing the use of the current environment, you are able to involve business sponsors/users in guided discussions for the estimates for the new system. Usually, you build the model for the new environment based on the current environment usage. There are many criteria you can use to build this model. Note: When building estimates…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Log Parser Part 2

As mentioned in my previous post, you should run the log parser on logs for a specific day. You can do that by copying the log files from the different load balanced Front-end servers  to a centralized location and run the logparser queries in there. Since you will get the results for a specific day,…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Log Parser

Log Parser is a powerful tool to extract useful usage information from IIS logs. It can be used for data sources other than IIS log files (XML files, CSV files, registry, event logs, etc.), but for the SharePoint 2010 usage scenario, we will need IIS logs input only. LogPraser can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24659 Log…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Log Parser

Log Parser is a powerful tool to extract useful usage information from IIS logs. It can be used for data sources other than IIS log files (XML files, CSV files, registry, event logs, etc.), but for the SharePoint 2010 usage scenario, we will need IIS logs input only. LogPraser can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24659 Log…

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SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management: Check Current Enviornment Usage

As mentioned in my previous post, the first step in capacity management is modeling the SharePoint 2010 environment. Modeling the environment is basically analyzing and estimating the usage of the environment in terms of workload and dataset. Workload describes the usage of the environment in terms of total number of users, concurrent users, requests per…


SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management

SharePoint 2010 Capacity Management   It is important to plan for your SharePoint environment carefully before starting implementation. Many companies opt for a small or medium size farms (3 to 6 servers in the farm), but they need to make this decision based on a capacity planning exercise (Use the farm size guidelines at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff758647.aspx to…