Hardware and topology requirements for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

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Important

If you contact Microsoft Customer Support Services about a production system that does not meet the minimum hardware specifications described in this document, support will be limited until the system is upgraded to the minimum requirements.

Hardware requirements for SharePoint servers

The values in the following table are minimum values for installations on servers that are running SharePoint Server in a multiple server farm installation.

Ensure the following before you proceed with deployment of SharePoint environment:

  • For all installation scenarios:
    • You have sufficient hard disk space for the base installation.
    • You have sufficient hard disk space for diagnostics such as logging, debugging, creating memory dumps, and so on.
  • For production environment
    • You have additional free disk space for day-to-day operations.
    • Maintain two times as much as free space as you have RAM
Installation scenario Deployment type and scale Processor RAM Hard disk
Single server role that uses SQL Server
Development or evaluation installation with the minimum recommended services for development environments.
64-bit, 4 cores
16 GB
80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive
Single server role that uses SQL Server
Pilot or user acceptance test installation running all available services.
64-bit, 4 cores
24 GB
80 GB for system drive
100 GB for second drive and additional drives
SharePoint server in a multi-tier farm
Development or evaluation installation with a minimum number of services.
64-bit, 4 cores
12 GB
80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive
SharePoint server in a multi-tier farm
Pilot or user acceptance test installation running all available services.
64-bit, 4 cores
16 GB
80 GB for system drive
80 GB for second drive and additional drives

Note

Hard disk space and number of drives depends on the amount of content and the way you choose to distribute data for a SharePoint environment.

Hardware requirements: Location of physical servers

Some enterprises have datacenters that are in close proximity to one another and are connected by high-bandwidth fiber optic links. In this environment, you can configure the two datacenters as a single farm. This distributed farm topology is called a stretched farm. Stretched farms for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition are supported.

For a stretched farm architecture to work as a supported high-availability solution, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • There is a highly consistent intra-farm latency of <1 ms one way, 99.9% of the time over a period of 10 minutes. Intra-farm latency is commonly defined as the latency between the front-end web servers and the database servers.
  • The bandwidth speed must be at least 1 gigabit per second.

To provide fault tolerance in a stretched farm, use the standard best practice guidance to configure redundant service applications and databases.

Note

The intra-farm latency of <1 ms one way, 99.9% of the time over a period of ten minutes is also required for SharePoint environments with servers that are located in the same datacenter. The bandwidth speed should also be in this case at least 1 gigabit per second.

Deployment requirements for farm topology

SharePoint Server supports the same farm topologies as SharePoint Server 2019. For more information, see Planning for a MinRole server deployment in SharePoint Server 2019.