SCCM 2007 Capacity planning details Maximum Support Limitations

Maximum support limitations of SCCM 2007. However, in my personal experience this would change depending upon the scenarios (Mostly depending upon the connectivity, features, support model, SLA and DR/BCP requirements)Disk & other hardware configuration details listed below can be used to get very rough idea about the sizing and planning. Actual numbers should vary depending upon the scenarios.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680869.aspx

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2008/05/20/sccm-for-deployment-rough-sizing-guidelines.aspx

SCCM Site Server(running site server all roles not specifically listed on other servers)

Component Capacity
CPU Twin Processor with Quad Cores 2.2 Ghz
Disk OS                                80 GB Raid 1 SCCM Application           80 GB RAID 10 or 5 Distribution Point            250 GB RAID 10 or 5 Data drive can be SAN or DAS if external
LAN 100 /1000 MB (sec) production LAN 1000 / MB or Fibre for NLN array Comms
RAM 8 GB
OS Windows Server 2003/8 Standard Edition 64 bit IIS Network Load Balancing
Licences Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition or 2003 R2 with SP2 SCCM site server licence (only 1 required fo this implementation)

SCCM Site Database Server(running site server all roles not specifically listed on other servers)

Component Capacity
CPU Twin Processor with Quad Cores 2.2 Ghz
Disk OS                    80 GB Raid 1 Data                 300 GB RAID 10 or 5 SQL Logs           300 GB RAID 10 or 5 Data drive can be SAN or DAS if external
LAN 100 /1000 MB (sec) production LAN 1000 / MB or Fibre for NLN array Comms
RAM 8 GB
OS Components Windows Server 2003/8 Enterprise Edition 64 bit IIS Network Load Balancing
Licences Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (if clustering)  or 2003 R2 with SP2 SQL Server 2005 Enterprise (if clustering support is needed otherwise standard will suffice) 20,000 SCCM Client Access Licences

 Management Point Servers

Component Capacity
CPU Twin Processor with Dual Cores 2.2 Ghz
Disk OS 80 GB Raid 1 Data 80 GB RAID 10 or 5 Data drive can be SAN or DAS if external
LAN 100 /1000 MB (sec) production LAN 1000 / MB or Fibre for NLN array Comms
RAM 8 GB
OS Components Windows Server 2003/8 Standard Edition 64 bit IIS Network Load Balancing
Licences Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition or 2003 R2 with SP2

Software Update Point Server

Component Capacity
CPU Twin Processor with Dual Cores 2.2 Ghz
Disk OS 80 GB Raid 1 Data 80 GB RAID 10 or 5 Data drive can be SAN or DAS if external
LAN 100 /1000 MB (sec) production LAN 1000 / MB or Fibre for NLN array Comms
RAM 8 GB
OS Components Windows Server 2003/8 Standard Edition 64 bit IIS Network Load Balancing Windows Software Update Services
Licences Servers 2008 / 3 OS

Remote / Branch Infrastructure Options

Branch Size (# users) SCCM Remote Architecture Capacity / Licence Requirements
0-3 users No local infrastructure No SCCM specific licence required beyond the SCCM CAL
3-25 users Single Branch Distribution Point No SCCM specific licence required beyond the SCCM CAL
25 – 100 users Dual Branch Distribution Points (fault tolerance and capacity as images and packages will be extensively used) No SCCM specific licence required beyond the SCCM CAL
100 – 1000 users Distribution Point Windows Server 2003 / 2008 NTFS volume with 100 GB of capacity. Can leverage existing file / application server capacity.No SCCM specific licence required
1000 – 2000 users Secondary SCCM site Server No SCCM specific licence required beyond the SCCM CAL. Windows Server 2003 / 2008 server licence
2000 users + Primary site server SCCM site server

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