Download the guide now: Guide for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
This guide outlines the elements that are crucial to an optimized design of Virtual Machine Manager. It leads you through a process of identifying the business and technical requirements for managing virtualization, designing integration with Operations Manager if required, and then determining the number, size, and placement of the VMM servers. This guide helps you to confidently plan for the centralized administration of physical and virtual machines.
Infrastructure Planning and Design streamlines the planning process by:
- Defining the technical decision flow through the planning process.
- Listing the decisions to be made and the commonly available options and considerations.
- Relating the decisions and options to the business in terms of cost, complexity, and other characteristics.
- Framing decisions in terms of additional questions to the business to ensure a comprehensive alignment with the appropriate business landscape.
Using this guide will help an organization to plan the best architecture for the business and to deliver the most cost-effective virtual machine management technology.
Benefits for Business Stakeholders/Decision Makers:
· Most cost-effective design solution for an implementation. Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) eliminates over-architecting and overspending by precisely matching the technology solution to the business needs.
· Alignment between the business and IT from the beginning of the design process to the end.
Benefits for Infrastructure Stakeholders/Decision Makers:
· Authoritative guidance. Microsoft is the best source for guidance about the design of Microsoft products.
· Business validation questions to ensure the solution meets the requirements of both business and infrastructure stakeholders.
· High-integrity design criteria that includes product limitations.
· Fault-tolerant infrastructure, where necessary.
· Proportionate system and network availability to meet business requirements.
· Infrastructure that is sized appropriately to meet business requirements.
Benefits for Consultants or Partners:
· Rapid readiness for consulting engagements.
· Planning and design template to standardize design and peer reviews.
· A “leave-behind” for pre- and post-sales visits to customer sites.
· General classroom instruction/preparation.
Benefits for the Entire Organization:
Using this guide should result in a design that will be sized, configured, and appropriately placed to deliver a solution for achieving stated business requirements, while considering the performance, capacity, manageability, and fault tolerance of the system.