I was just looking for some contextual illustrations for Capacity Planner and noticed that there are SharePoint beta models available now. Actually, they’ve been out there for a while now, but this is one of the System Center products that I use less often. So, forgive my oversight in that regard. Anyhow, the SharePoint models, currently in beta and available from the Connect site (Live ID required), will allow you to access what the minimum hardware needed to deploy SharePoint in your environment, along with guidance on where and how such hardware should be deployed. Additionally, the models will help optimise your deployment for high availability and peak performance, as well as the “what if” scenarios to see how the SharePoint architecture will stand up to growing demands.
Installing the tool adds application models for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007. Check it out.