Thursday, July 3, 2014

Boundaries and Limits for SharePoint 2013/2010

Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013

This data is taken from the Microsoft TechNet article entitled: SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits as well as the article entitled:Software boundaries and limits for SharePoint 2013.  To get more detailed information, go directly to these articles.
Microsoft also states that this data is just a guideline to be used for planning and is based on testing performed at Microsoft, on live properties. The results are likely to vary based on the equipment used and the features and functionality that are implemented for underlying sites.

This article describes software boundaries and limits of SharePoint Server 2013 followed by a comparison chart with 2010.

These include the following:
Boundaries: Static limits that cannot be exceeded by design
Thresholds: Configurable limits that can be exceeded to accommodate specific requirements
Supported limits: Configurable limits that have been set by default to a tested value.
However certain basic important ones are listed as below:

  • Application pools:10 per web server 
The maximum number is determined by hardware capabilities.
This limit is dependent largely upon:
    The amount of memory allocated to the web servers
    The workload that the farm is serving, that is, the user base and the usage characteristics (a single highly active application pool can utilize 10 GB or more) 

  • Site collections per farm: 750,000 (500,000 Personal Sites and 250,000 other sites per farm)

  • Web site: 250,000 per site collection

  • Number of content databases: 500 per farm
The maximum number of content databases per farm is 500. With 500 content databases per web application, end user operations such as opening the site or site collections are not affected. But administrative operations such as creating a new site collection will experience decrease in performance. We recommend that you use Windows PowerShell to manage the web application when a large number of content databases are present, because the management interface might become slow and difficult to navigate.

  • Content database size (general usage scenarios): 200 GB per content database
 We strongly recommended limiting the size of content databases to 200 GB.
If you are using Remote BLOB Storage (RBS), the total volume of remote BLOB storage and metadata in the content database must not exceed this limit. 

  • Content database items: 60 million items including documents and list items
The largest number of items per content database that has been tested on SharePoint Server 2013 is 60 million items, including documents and list items. If you plan to store more than 60 million items in SharePoint Server 2013, you must deploy multiple content databases. 

  • File size: 2 GB               
The default maximum file size is 250 MB. This is a configurable limit that can be increased up to 2 GB (2,047 MB). However, a large volume of very large files can affect farm performance.

  • Documents: 30,000,000 per library               
You can create very large document libraries by nesting folders, or using standard views and site hierarchy. This value may vary depending on how documents and folders are organized, and by the type and size of documents stored. 

  • Major versions: 400,000               
If you exceed this limit, basic file operations—such as file open or save, delete, and viewing the version history— may not succeed. 
  • Minor versions: 511 
The maximum number of minor file versions is 511. This limit cannot be exceeded. 

  • Items: 30,000,000 per list 
You can create very large lists using standard views, site hierarchies, and metadata navigation. This value may vary depending on the number of columns in the list and the usage of the list. 

  • Bulk operations: 100 items per bulk operation               
The user interface allows a maximum of 100 items to be selected for bulk operations. 

  • Coauthoring in Word and PowerPoint for .docx, .pptx and .ppsx files: 10 concurrent editors per document               
Recommended maximum number of concurrent editors is 10. The boundary is 99.
If there are 99 co-authors who have a single document opened for concurrent editing, each successive user sees a “File in use” error, and can only open a read-only copy.
More than 10 co-editors will lead to a gradually degraded user experience with more conflicts, and users might have to go through more iteration to successfully upload their changes to the server.

  • Web parts: 25 per wiki or Web Part page              
This figure is an estimate based on simple Web Parts. The complexity of the Web Parts dictates how many Web Parts can be used on a page before performance is affected.

  • Blog posts: 5,000 per site               
The maximum number of blog posts is 5,000 per site. 

  • Comments: 1,000 per post 
The maximum number of comments is 1,000 per post. 

  • File size of Visio web drawings: 50 MB               
Visio Services has a configuration setting that enables the administrator to change the maximum size of web drawings that Visio processes. 
Larger file sizes have the following side effects:
    Increase in the memory footprint of Visio Services.
    Increase in CPU usage.
    Reduction in application server requests per second.
    Increase overall latency.
    Increase SharePoint farm network load 

  • Users in a site collection        : 2 million per site collection
COMPARISON CHART:
Limit Name
SharePoint 2010 Maximum Value
SharePoint 2013 Maximum Value
Web application limits


Web application
Not Published
20 per farm
Content database
300 per Web application
300 per Web application
Zone
5 per Web application
5 per Web application
Managed path
20 per Web application
20 per Web application
Solution cache size
300 MB per Web application
300 MB per Web application
Site collection
250,000 per Web application
250,000 per Web application
Web server and application server limits


Application pools
10 per Web server
10 per Web server
Content database limits


Number of content databases
300 per Web application
500 per farm
Content database size (general usage scenarios)
200 GB per content database
200 GB per content database
Content database size (all usage scenarios)
4 TB per content database
4 TB per content database
Content database size (document archive scenario)
No explicit content database limit
No explicit content database limit
Content database items
60 million items including documents and list items
60 million items including documents and list items
Site collections per content database
2,000 recommended
5,000 maximum
2,000 recommended
5,000 maximum
MySites per content database
Not Published
5,000 per content database
Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) storage subsystem on Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Time to first byte of any response from the NAS cannot exceed 20 milliseconds
Time to first byte of any response from the NAS cannot exceed 20 milliseconds
Site collection limits


Site collection
Not Published
2,000,000 per farm
Web site
250,000 per site collection
250,000 per site collection
MySites per farm
Not Published
500,000 per farm
Site collection size
Maximum size of the content database
Maximum size of the content database
Number of device channels per publishing site collection
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
10
List and library limits


List row size
8,000 bytes per row
8,000 bytes per row
File size
2 GB
2 GB
Documents
30,000,000 per library
30,000,000 per library
Major versions
400,000
400,000
Minor versions
Not Published
511
Items
30,000,000 per list
30,000,000 per list
Rows size limit
6 table rows internal to the database used for a list or library item
6 table rows internal to the database used for a list or library item
Bulk operations
100 items per bulk operation
100 items per bulk operation
List view lookup threshold
8 join operations per query
8 join operations per query
List view threshold
5,000
5,000
List view threshold for auditors and administrators
20,000
20,000
Subsite
2,000 per site view
2,000 per site view
Coauthoring in Word and PowerPoint for .docx, .pptx and .ppsx files
10 concurrent editors per document
10 concurrent editors per document
Security scope
1,000 per list
1,000 per list
Column limits


Single line of text
276
276
Multiple Lines of Text
192
192
Choice
276
276
Number
72
72
Currency
72
72
Date and Time
48
48
Lookup
96
96
Yes / No
96
96
Person or group
96
96
Hyperlink or picture
138
138
Calculated
48
48
GUID
6
6
Int
96
96
Managed metadata
94
94
Page limits


Web parts
25 per wiki or Web part page
25 per wiki or Web part page
Security limits


Number of SharePoint groups a user can belong to
5,000
5,000
Users in a site collection
2 million per site collection
2 million per site collection
Active Directory Principles/Users in a SharePoint group
5,000 per SharePoint group
5,000 per SharePoint group
SharePoint groups
10,000 per site collection
10,000 per site collection
Security principal: size of the Security Scope
5,000 per Access Control List (ACL)
5,000 per Access Control List (ACL)
Search limits


Search service applications
20 per farm
20 per farm
Crawl databases
10 crawl databases per search service application
25 million items per crawl database
5 crawl databases per search service application
Crawl components
16 per search service application
2 per search service application
Index components
Not Published
60 per Search service application
Index partitions
20 per search service application
128 total
20 per search service application
Index replicas
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
3 per index partition
Indexed items
100 million per search service application;
10 million per index partition
100 million per search service application;
10 million per index partition
Crawl log entries
100 million per search application
100 million per search application
Property databases
10 per search service application;128 total
10 per search service application;128 total
Link database
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
Two per Search service application
Query processing components
128 per search application
64/(total crawl components) per server
1 per server computer
Content processing components
Not Published
One per server computer
Scope rules
100 scope rules per scope; 600 total per search service application
100 scope rules per scope; 600 total per search service application
Scopes
200 site scopes and 200 shared scopes per search service application
200 site scopes and 200 shared scopes per search service application
Display groups
25 per site
25 per site
Alerts
1,000,000 per search application (seems like a mistake)
100,000 per search application
Content sources
50 per search service application
50 per search service application
Start addresses
100 per content source
100 per content source
Concurrent crawls
20 per search application
20 per search application
Crawled properties
500,000 per search application
500,000 per search application
Crawl impact rule
100
no limit
Crawl rules
100 per search service application
no limit
Managed properties
100,000 per search service application
50,000 per search service application
Values per managed property
Not Published
100
Indexed managed property size
Not Published
512 KB per searchable/queryable managed property
Managed property mappings
100 per managed property
100 per managed property
Retrievable managed property size
Not Published
16 KB per managed property
Sortable and refinable managed property size
Not Published
16 KB per managed property
URL removals
100 removals per operation
100 removals per operation
Authoritative pages
1 top level and minimal second and third level pages per search service application
1 top level and minimal second and third level pages per search service application
Keywords
200 per site collection
200 per site collection
Metadata properties recognized
10,000 per item crawled
10,000 per item crawled
Analytics processing components
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
6 per Search service application
Analytics reporting database
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
Four per Search service application
Maximum eDiscovery KeywordQuery text length
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
16 KB
Maximum KeywordQuery text length
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
4 KB
Maximum length of eDiscovery KeywordQuery text at Search service application level
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
20 KB
Maximum length of KeywordQuery text at Search service application level
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
20 KB
Maximum size of documents pulled down by crawler
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
64 MB (3 MB for Excel documents)
Navigable results from search
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
100,000 per query request per Search service application
Number of entries in a custom entity extraction dictionary
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1 million
Number of entries in a custom search dictionary
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
5,000 terms per tenant
Number of entries in a thesaurus
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1 million
Ranking models
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1,000 per tenant
Results removal
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
No limit
Term size
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
300 characters
Unique terms in the index
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
2^31 (>2 billion terms)
Unique contexts used for ranking
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
15 unique contexts per rank model
User defined full text indexes
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
10
User Profile Service limits


User profiles
2,000,000 per service application
2,000,000 per service application
Social tags, notes and ratings
500,000,000 per social database
500,000,000 per social database
Maximum Number of Users Imported Via FIM
Not Published
1000000
Content deployment limits


Content deployment jobs running on different paths
20
20
Blog limits


Blog posts
5,000 per site
5,000 per site
Comments
1,000 per post
1,000 per post
Business Connectivity Services limits


ECT (in-memory)
5,000 per Web server (per tenant)
5,000 per Web server (per tenant)
External system connections
500 per Web server
500 per Web server
Database items returned per request
2,000 per database connector
2,000 per database connector
Response latency
Not Published
600 seconds
Service response size
Not Published
150,000,000 bytes
Filter Descriptor (in-store)
Not Published
200 per ECT method
ECT Identifier (in-store)
Not Published
20 per ECT
Database Item
Not Published
1,000,000 per request
Workflow limits


Workflow postpone threshold
15
15
Workflow timer batch size
100
100
Workflow associations
Not Published
100 per list
List items or documents that can be bulk created or uploaded to start workflow instances
Not Published
5,000 items
Published workflow definitions per site
Not Published
1,000 per site
Total workflow associations per site
Not Published
1,799 per site
Maximum workflow definition (xaml) size
Not Published
5,120 KB
Maximum depth of a workflow sub-step in xaml (workflow complexity)
Not Published
121 levels
Workflow instance activations per second per web server
Not Published
6 per second
Rest calls from SharePoint workflow per second per web server
Not Published
60 per second
Workflow variable value size
Not Published
256 KB
Maximum list size for workflow lookups to non-indexed fields
Not Published
5,000 items per list view
Maximum list size for auto-start workflow associations
Not Published
10 million items per list
Managed Metadata term store (database) limits


Maximum number of levels of nested terms in a term store
7
7
Maximum number of term sets in a term store
1,000
1,000
Maximum number of terms in a term set
30,000
30,000
Total number of items in a term store
1,000,000
1,000,000
Number of Variation Labels
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
209 per term store
Visio Services limits


File size of Visio Web drawings
50 MB
50 MB
Visio Web drawing recalculation time-out
120 seconds
120 seconds
Visio Services minimum cache age (data connected diagrams)
Minimum cache age: 0 to 24hrs
Minimum cache age: 0 to 24hrs
Visio Services maximum cache age (non-data connected diagrams)
Maximum cache age: 0 to 24hrs
Maximum cache age: 0 to 24hrs
SharePoint Web Analytics service limits


SharePoint entities
30,000 per farm when Web Analytics is enabled
Deprecated
PerformancePoint Services limits


Cells
1,000,000 per query on Excel Services data source
1,000,000 per query on Excel Services data source
Columns and rows
15 columns by 60,000 rows
15 columns by 60,000 rows
Query on a SharePoint list
15 columns by 5,000 rows
15 columns by 5,000 rows
Query on a SQL Server data source
15 columns by 20,000 rows
15 columns by 20,000 rows
Word Automation Services limits


Input file Size
512 MB
512 MB
Frequency with which to start conversions (minutes)
1 minute (recommended) 
15 minutes (default)
59 minutes (boundary)
1 minute (recommended) 
15 minutes (default)
59 minutes (boundary)
Number of conversions to start per conversion process
For PDF/XPS output formats: 30 x M For all other output formats: 72 x M Where M is the value of Frequency with which to start conversions (minutes)
For PDF/XPS output formats: 30 x M For all other output formats: 72 x M Where M is the value of Frequency with which to start conversions (minutes)
Conversion job size
100,000 conversion items
100,000 conversion items
Total active conversion processes
N-1, where N is the number of cores on each application server
N-1, where N is the number of cores on each application server
Word Automation Services database size
2 million conversion items
2 million conversion items
SharePoint Workspace limits (Renamed to Office Live Workspace)


Office Live Workspace list items
30,000 items per list
30,000 items per list
Office Live Workspace documents
1,800 documents limit in SharePoint Workspace
1,800 documents in Office Live Workspace
OneNote limits


Number of Sections and Section Groups in a OneNote Notebook (on SharePoint)
See limit for “Documents” in List and library limits
See limit for “Documents” in List and library limits
Maximum size of a section
See limit for “File size” in List and library limits
See limit for “File size” in List and library limits
Maximum size of an image, embedded file, and XPS OneNote printout in a OneNote section.
See limit for “File size” in List and library limits
See limit for “File size” in List and library limits
Maximum size of all images, embedded files, and XPS printouts in a single OneNote page.
Default limit is double the “File size” limit.
Default limit is double the “File size” limit.
Merge operations
One per CPU core per Web server
One per CPU core per Web server
Excel Services limits


Maximum workbook size
Not Published
10 MB
Machine Translation Service limits


Input file size for binary files
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
524,288 KB per file
Input file size for text files
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
15,360 KB per file
Maximum character count for Microsoft Word Documents
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
10,000,000 per document
Total concurrent translation processes
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
5
Delay between translations
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
59 minutes
Number of translations per translation process
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1,000 per process
Maximum concurrent translation requests
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
300
Files per translation job
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
100,000 files
Machine Translation Service database size
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1,000,000 files
Office Web Application Service limits


Cache size
100 GB
100 GB
Renders
One per document per second per CPU core per application server (maximum eight cores)
One per document per second per CPU core per application server (maximum eight cores)
OneNote concurrent merge operations
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
8 per document
Project Server limits


End of project time
Date: 12/31/2049
Date: 12/31/2049
Deliverables per project plan
1,500 deliverables
1,500 deliverables
Number of fields in a view
256
256
Number of clauses in a filter for a view
50
50
SharePoint Apps limits


Maximum Access app size on Office 365/SQL Azure
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
100 Mb
Apps displayed in Manage Licenses page
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
2,000
Number of app licenses per tenant
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1,000,000
Number of apps displayed in the Add an App page
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
240
Number of managers per app license
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
30
Number of app licenses assigned to a user viewable by that user
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
2,000
Number of apps in the corporate catalog viewable by a single user
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
500
Miscellaneous limits


Number of User agent substrings per device channel
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
150
Number of SharePoint sources per EDiscovery case
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
100
Number of Exchange sources (mailboxes) per EDiscovery case
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
1500
Maximum size of EDiscovery Query
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
16K characters or 500 keywords
Number of nodes in managed navigation term set
Not Available in SharePoint 2010
2000




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