IBM Reference Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud: Deployment Guide

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The IBM® Reference Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud is a comprehensive, ready-to-use, easy-to-manage, high performance, and ultra-reliable computing solution using Microsoft Hyper-V. The offering consists of IBM approved and tested servers, storage, and networking components which provide best-of-breed technology from entry level to the largest private cloud infrastructures.

This IBM Redpapers™ publication provides an overview of the Reference Configuration and a detailed parts list for IT teams responsible for integrating and deploying a private cloud infrastructure. It describes the process of setup, installation, and configuration to enable quick and easy deployments for a private cloud in a data center. This offering features an eight-node Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track solution based on IBM System x3650 M3 servers with the IBM XIV® Storage System.

This paper is intended for clients who want to learn about the IBM reference architecture for the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program and better understand how all of the components work together to form an end-to-end private cloud solution. Sample ordering configurations and ordering considerations are addressed.

This paper is a partner to IBM Reference Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud: Implementation Guide, REDP-4829.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architecture and component overview
Chapter 3. Host compute and production nodes
Chapter 4. Storage for the IBM Reference Configuration architecture
Chapter 5. Networking, connectivity, and scaling out
Chapter 6. Operating system and management software
Appendix A. System x rack and power options
Appendix B. Parts lists
Appendix C. Ordering options for the IBM XIV Storage System
Appendix D. Network ordering information
Appendix E. Host operating software ordering and parts


Publish Date
24 December 2011

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