SharePoint 2016 – Operating System Requirements – MinRole Overview
Installation of SharePoint 2016 it’s little different than old versions.
The new infrastructure SharePoint Server 2016 introduce a new concept, MinRole.
MinRole is expected to make it easier to scale operations, enables an administrator to select the appropriate server role for a specific server when provisioning SharePoint Server 2016 based on five (5) predefined configurations:
|Special Load||Reserved for services to be isolated from other services, I.e.
3rd party, PerformancePoint, etc.
|Web Front End||Services end user requests, optimized for low latency.|
|Single Server Farm||Provisions all services on the server for a single server
This role is provided for evaluation and development purposes.
|Search||Reserved for Search services.|
|Application||Services the backend jobs or the requests triggered by backend jobs,
optimized for high throughput.
|Distributed Cache||Services distributed cache for the farm. Optionally, the server
assignedto this role can load balance end user requests
among the web front ends.
SharePoint Configuration Wizard
Font:Bill Bear – http://blogs.technet.com/b/wbaer/archive/2015/05/12/what-s-new-in-sharepoint-server-2016-installation-and-deployment.aspx