SharePoint Best Practices for capacity management

The following article Best Practices for capacity management was recently published on the SharePoint Server TechCenter.

Some highlights that are also applicable to the Project Server world are:

  • Capacity planning should be revisited repeatedly in all phases of a project as assumptions become more concrete and more detailed hardware and configuration decisions have to be made. Plan accordingly.

  • Be familiar with the tested Office SharePoint Server scenarios

  • Use 64-bit server versions wherever possible to enable scale-up scenarios and improve performance . Future versions of Office SharePoint Server will only support 64-bit hardware and operating systems (<- this is also true for Project Server)

  • Plan the monitoring rules that you will use to trigger the appropriate scale-out and scale-up options.

  • Be sure to stress test customized platforms before they go into production.