SharePoint 2010 / SQL and IPv6

IPv6 is becoming an issue and I hear more techs talking about it now than 5 or 10 years ago. I first learned about IPv6 and the IPv4 depletion issues about 10 years ago when I used to play with my own Cisco lab at home and aspire to be a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert – CCIE :).

Now, as I have been working full time with SharePoint for years, I thought its a good time to pull out a little bit about SharePoint with IPv6 from the net…

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SharePoint Solution Deploy, retract, upgrade – What causes your SharePoint farm to go offline IISRESET (web server outage).

You may have had questions or have had others ask you:

Does a WSP deployment (Install-SPSolution) cause a farm outage?
Does a WSP deploy perform an IISRESET?
We are upgrading (Update-SPSolution) a solution, will it cause an outage?
What causes an outage when working with SharePoint WSP files?

Over the years, I have had many discussions / meetings with clients & colleagues about this and I would like to publish my findings and the links that I have had with me for a while. Let’s clarify this ambiguity:

Here are answers straight up in three scenarios:

1. Deploying a solution
Do you need to prepare for a SharePoint WFE & Farm outage / IISRESET?: Yes, it stops all Web Application app pools and then starts them all at the end.

2. Retracting a solution

Do you need to prepare for a SharePoint WFE & Farm outage / IISRESET?: Yes

Upgrading a solution

Do you need to prepare for a SharePoint WFE & Farm outage / IISRESET?: Yes, it stops all Web Application app pools and then starts them all at the end.

 

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SharePoint ULS log viewer

For the updated ULS Viewer go to: http://www.jeremytaylor.net/2014/08/27/uls-log-viewer-sharepoint-2013/

When using SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013, you will notice much said about the “ULS logging”.  Here is a tool that greatly helps when troubleshooting ULS log files. Its from Microsoft but its unsupported now as they have stopped further development / improvements on it.

Summary

ULSViewer allows users to open a ULS log file and display its contents in a user friendly format. Users can then perform advanced functions such as filtering, sorting, highlighting, loading logs, appending logs, etc in order to single out the data that is important to the user. This information can be used to diagnose problems with machines running ULS services, or to monitor machines and the events they create in realtime.

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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 – features, system requirements

Microsoft will ship the new SharePoint 2010 along with Office 2010 in the first half of next year (Beta – late 2009).
There has been a few questions about the name of SharePoint 2010.
Basically, we presently have three SharePoint server versions:
1. Windows SharePoint Services
2. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Standard
3. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise

From now onwards it will be just Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (without the “office”).

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