System requirements for SharePoint 2013

Summary: Introduces articles that describe hardware, software, and other requirements for SharePoint 2013.

Before you install SharePoint 2013, you must make sure that you have installed all required hardware and software. To effectively plan your deployment, you must understand the level of support that is provided for the web browsers that you will be using in your environment and how support for IP versions 4 and 6 is implemented in SharePoint 2013. You must also understand the URL and path length restrictions in SharePoint 2013.

The following articles help you prepare for the installation of SharePoint 2013 by providing information about the prerequisites that you must have in order to run SharePoint 2013.

Content Description
Building blocks Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013
Describes the hardware and software requirements that you must meet to successfully install SharePoint 2013.
Checklist icon (not checked) Plan browser support in SharePoint 2013
Describes levels of support for web browsers to use with SharePoint 2013.
Building blocks IP support in SharePoint 2013
Describes SharePoint 2013 support for IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6).
Checklist icon (not checked) Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013
This article provides a starting point for planning the performance and capacity of your SharePoint 2013 farm, and includes performance and capacity testing results and guidelines for acceptable performance.
Building blocks Capacity management and sizing overview for SharePoint Server 2013
This article walks you through the concepts involved in capacity management and sizing SharePoint 2013 farms, and provides an overview of the planning process.