Welcome to this demo of How to understand your SharePoint infrastructure with Site Administrator for SharePoint. I'm Jennifer LuPiba, a Product Marketing Manager for Dell. And I'm going to give you a brief overview of how you can better stay informed about the underlying SharePoint infrastructure with Site Administrator, before I turn things over to Dell's Systems Consultant, Ghazwan Khairi, for the demo portion of this video.
You can quickly discover and analyze your SharePoint environment and IT infrastructure with Site Administrator. You can ensure you're governing the full extent of your SharePoint environment by discovering every instance of SharePoint in your environment, including those you didn't know existed. You can also inventory your SharePoint physical and logical topology, across multiple farms and versions, to keep a pulse on what you're supporting in your environment, and to plan for future migrations. You can drill down from an enterprise view, to detailed reports about sites and users, to support your governance strategy. Let's have Ghazwan show you how to report on your SharePoint IT infrastructure with Site Administrator.
Hi, and welcome. This video covers the IT infrastructure dashboard, which is part of Site Administrator for SharePoint 5.0 release. IT infrastructure is one of four focus areas around SharePoint governance that's provided by Site Administrator for SharePoint. This new dashboard allows you to analyze storage used by SharePoint content and health of the SharePoint environment. And you can drill down into details on the farms, servers, web application, content databases, and sites that you have.
Let's take a look at the screen. So we've got total content in two farms. They happen to be, by the way, SharePoint 2007 as well as the SharePoint 2010. So this works across versions, and across farms, obviously, across same SharePoint version farms.
57 megabytes of total content, the topology we have five web apps, five content databases. By the way, on the top right hand side you can drill down into these five content databases and take a closer look at them, and the list of them. 12 site collections, 45 sites, information growth, space distribution, how much content do we have out there, how much content is comprised of versions? User recycle bin, admin recycle bin, and then there is server roles, and health alerts. I don't know if you guys are familiar with-- there's another Quest product that's a free product. It's called Server Administrator for SharePoint.
The health alerts in here kind of provide a very similar role in which I can come in here and view my security alerts, my availability alerts. What kind of issues am I having? Obviously we're recording some issues in here based on the fact that we gathered this information from the native alerts in SharePoint.
Server roles, how many web front end servers do we have? Let's view this report. Let's drill down into server roles to see what we have behind the scenes in here. So we have two farms. Let's take a look at what we have.
We have this first box is a database server. And it's got three gigs in memory, and it's got this much free space. We've got a SharePoint 2007, which is a web front end, and obviously SharePoint 2007. And it's running all these. That's why we determined it's a web front end. A database server, again, same database server. And here's my 2010 front end, which is an application server. And it's also a search server.
So super crucial, again, you're looking at this from an infrastructure standpoint. You can be looking at this from a migration stand point. Before we migrate anything, this is what we have. These are the servers. And again, if we go back to the main dashboard, to the IT infrastructure dashboard, we're able to see what sites we have, and the size of these sites.
We're able to see the same thing for site collections. We're able to see a list of all the databases that we have. And again, we can drill down further into these reports.
And say, for example we drill down into this database report. We're able to see warning levels, site limits, content size, size on disk, sites, site collections. So again, better prepared for the next release of SharePoint when it's time for us to perform a migration. All that you get through the IT infrastructure dashboard for your enterprise.
This is where I would start. This is one of the first dashboards I would start. Because the first thing you want to do, go back to your farms section, and then add your additional-- or start adding your farms that way. This concludes this video. Thanks for tuning in.
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