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Capacity Planning
Compute Cluster Server
Head Node
External Data Sources
Compute Cluster Scheduler
SQL Server
Configuration and
Content Database
Cluster Node
Cluster Node
Cluster Node
Cluster Node
Cluster Node
Office SharePoint Server 2007 is installed on each Compute Cluster Node.
Excel Services Front-End Web Server and Application Server
Components are installed on each Compute Cluster Node.
Figure 6-7
This discussion cannot specify the exact hardware requirements that will support your expected Excel
Services load. However, you can use the information contained here as a guide when you’re thinking
about capacity planning for Excel Services. There are no magic rules and formulas where capacity
planning answers are provided after a question-and-answer session.
To get the proper understanding of how your scenarios will be handled by MOSS (and, specifically,
Excel Services), you should use an actual Excel Services deployment to try out a representative sample
of the load to be supported by your targeted system.
The performance of Excel Services depends on how the system is used. Because there is such a wide range
of usage patterns for Excel Services, you should evaluate and understand each area that will affect the
capacity of Excel Services.
Begin by asking yourself the following questions about the areas that will impact Excel Services capacity:
What are the characteristics of the workbooks to be loaded by Excel Services? This includes file
format, size, quantity, content formatting, features (such as conditional formatting), and how
often the workbook changes.
How many users will Excel Services serve at peak?
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