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Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Lars Fastrup, Patrick Tissegham

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Measuring the Performance of an Example Deployment

Up to now, this chapter has presented numerous recommendations for improving performance. But wouldn’t it also be nice to get a general feeling of how search is likely to perform in a specific server farm topology with some specific hardware? This section is dedicated to answering this question. It will provide you with a general idea of what it takes to reach a certain level of performance.

It is, however, a very time consuming and expensive task to install a serious server farm, fill it with lots of sample content, and measure the performance. Fortunately, Microsoft has already done this for us, and their test environment and test results are summarized here.

Test Environment

The server farm topology ...

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