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TABLE 1.3:
Software limitations for SharePoint Foundation 2010 (CONTINUED)
OBJECT
MAXIMUM VALUE
TYPE OF OBJECT LIMIT
DETAILS
SharePoint
Search
Service
Applications
20 per farm
Search limit
Multiple servers can run Search. More
than 20 (particularly if there are other
service applications running on the
farm) degrades performance.
Indexed
Items (and
Crawl Log
Entr ies)
Recommneded 10
million, 100
maximum per Search
service application
Search limit
Although search can index 100 million
items, it is suggested to keep the limit
to 10 million for best performance.
Alerts (that
can be
searched)
1 million per search
application
Search limit
This is the tested limit.
Blog Posts
5,000 per site
Blog limit
Tested limit for maximum number of
blog posts per site
Blog
Comments
1,000 per post
Blog limit
Tested limit for blog comments per
post, per site
These hardware and software factors should help you avoid the slow decay of your
SharePoint server’s performance. Remember to monitor, monitor, monitor. It does no good to
have logs if you don’t read them. Be prepared for the need to scale out or upgrade before
someone else has to tell you to do so. If you ever overestimate the performance requirements, it’s
good to know that too.
So, that’s it. You’ve seen behind the curtain of SharePoint and learned about its requirements,
capabilities, limitations, and services. Now you are ready to get started installing it. Chapter 2
covers preinstallation steps, Standalone installation, and post-installation steps; Chapter 3
covers Server Farm Complete installation and runs through the post-installation steps as well.
The Bottom Line
Determine the software and hardware requirements you need for installing SharePoint
Foundation SharePoint has some stringent software and hardware requirements. Be sure you
know what you need before you become the proud owner of your own SharePoint server or
servers. SharePoint depends on Windows Server components and services in order to function.
Master It What software architecture is required for both the server OS and SQL to
successfully install and run SharePoint?
 
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