IBM Reference Configuration for VMware on System x with SmartCloud Entry

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 21 July 2012

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ISBN-10: 0738450774
ISBN-13: 9780738450773
IBM Form #: REDP-4853-00
(60 pages)

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Authors: Srihari Angaluri, Joshua Jankowsky, George Rainovic, Marco Rengan


IBM® SmartCloud™ Entry provides a fully integrated software stack for transforming a virtualized environment to a cloud environment. The intuitive self-service portal allows users to get up and running quickly. Built-in workload metering and additional tools enable tight controls and planning.

The IBM Reference Configuration for VMware on IBM System x® with SmartCloud Entry provides an affordable, easy to deploy, private cloud architecture with configurations based on leading-edge technology from IBM, VMware, and Juniper Networks. The reference configuration is for midsized companies that need simpler and affordable IT solutions, without compromising on functionality. IBM and VMware, world leaders in enterprise-class IT solutions, are now bringing IT solutions tailored to the midmarket.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides setup, configuration, and deployment details for the reference configuration and is intended for IT professionals who are familiar with software and hardware setup and configuration.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Infrastructure and planning
Chapter 3. Designing the solution
Appendix A. Configuration steps
Appendix B. Sample Juniper Networks EX2200 Ethernet Switch configuration

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