SharePoint Infrastructure

SharePoint Infrastructure Design Specification

After a good while I’ve decided to create a generic SharePoint infrastructure design specification that is very much in line with what I use. The idea is to use the template as a baseline and add only what is correct, remove what is not needed.
This document serves as an infrastructure specification and should be created together with your solution architect. This document does not replace a solution design.

Feel free to use, give any credit you can 🙂

SharePoint Infrastructure Design Specification (located on Google drive)

Update
28-12-2016: Updated Design to match SharePoint 2016 installation as default. Minor typos and updates. Added additional security requirements and service descriptions.
26-09-2016: I’ve created an example of the simplest SP farm setup possible. This will show the document in on of the most reduced forms. This shows a single SharePoint server, hosting an intranet with a search service application.
Example (located on Google drive)

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SharePoint Infrastructure

What is SharePoint Infrastructure

The question is valid and probably not many people would or could answer it appropriately.

In broad terms, SharePoint infrastructure is the composition of all those components that lie underneath your SharePoint web applications. That is; databases, user directories, web server sites and application pools, file shares, routing, switching, firewalls, ports, authentication mechanisms etc. It is also patching, monitoring and backup.

SharePoint Infrastructure (Location on Google Drive)