Technical diagrams for SharePoint Server

Summary: These diagrams provide visual representations of recommended solutions for SharePoint Server 2016 in the form of models, which are poster-size documents.

These resources are available in Visio (.vsdx) and PDF formats You might need additional software to view the files, here's an overview:

File type Software
.vsdx
Visio 2016 or the free Visio viewer. If you use the Visio viewer, right-click the VSD link, click Save Target As, save the file to your computer, and then open the file from your computer.
.pdf
Any PDF viewer, such as Adobe Reader

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Architectural Models

This poster describes the SharePoint Online, Microsoft Azure, and SharePoint on-premises configurations that business decision makers and solutions architects need to know about.

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SharePoint Online, Azure, and SharePoint on-prem configurations
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This poster describes four architectural models:
SharePoint Online (SaaS) - Consume SharePoint through a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription model.
SharePoint Hybrid - Move your SharePoint sites and apps to the cloud at your own pace.
SharePoint in Azure (IaaS) - You extend your on-premises environment into Microsoft Azure and deploy SharePoint 2016 Servers there. (This is recommended for High Availability/Disaster Recovery and dev/test environments.)
SharePoint On-premises - You plan, deploy, maintain and customize your SharePoint environment in a datacenter that you maintain.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 MinRole Topology

This poster shows the recommended MinRole topologies in a SharePoint on-premises environment.

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Click to view and download this poster about SharePoint Server MinRole topologies.
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This poster shows the different recommended MinRole topologies that can be deployed in a SharePoint Server 2016 environment. It also shows the associated services that are provisioned with each role type.

SharePoint Server 2016 Databases

This poster shows the databases that support SharePoint Server 2016.

Item Description
This is a thumbnail fo the SharePoint Server 2016 databases poster.
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This poster is a quick reference guide to the databases that support SharePoint Server 2016. Each database has the following details:
Size
Scaling guidance
I/O patterns
Requirements
The first page contains the SharePoint system databases and the service applications that have multiple databases.
The second page shows all of the service applications that have single databases.
For more information about the SharePoint Server 2016 databases, see Database types and descriptions in SharePoint Server

Search in SharePoint Server 2016

These posters describe search architectures in SharePoint Server 2016.

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Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
Poster with an overview of the search components and search databases, how they interact, and an example of a search architecture built of these components and databases.
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This poster gives an overview of the search architecture in SharePoint Server 2016. It describes the search components and databases in the search architecture and how these interact. It also shows an example of a medium-sized search farm.
Enterprise Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
Poster describing the search components and databases, three model architectures for enterprise search, hardware requirements and scaling considerations.
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This poster gives an overview of enterprise search architecture in SharePoint Server 2016. It shows sample search architectures for small, medium, and large-sized enterprise search farms. It also gives scaling considerations and hardware requirements.
Internet Sites Search Architectures for SharePoint Server 2016
Poster describing the search components and databases, a model architecture for Internet sites search, hardware requirements, scaling considerations, and performance considerations.
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This poster gives an overview of the search architecture for Internet sites in SharePoint Server 2016. It shows a sample search architecture for a medium-sized search farm. It also gives performance considerations and hardware requirements.