After a few weeks since the first public draft, Microsoft released its new Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide dedicated to the so-called Dynamic Data Center.
As virtualization.info reported in a previous article about the draft, the 46-pages blueprint includes design recommendations for several aspects of the infrastructure, from the virtualization hosts to the network infrastructure:
- Determine the Dynamic Data Center Scope
This part helps to define the scope and determine the workloads that will be included in the Dynamic Data Center project.
- Design the Virtualization Hosts
This part helps to design hosts that meet the capacity, performance, placement, and fault-tolerance requirements of the organization.
- Design the Software Infrastructure
This part helps to design the software infrastructure in a way it can provide directory and authentication services, virtual machine management, configuration management, software distribution/inventory/patch management, event monitoring and collection, remote desktop services and hardware management.
- Design the Dynamic Data Center Storage
This part helps to design the storage infrastructure in a way it meets requirements of capacity, performance delivery, fault tolerance and manageability.
- Design the Network Infrastructure
This part helps to design the network infrastructure to accommodate the requirements accumulated throughout previous steps.