How to implement private cloud using Microsoft HyperV?
The IBM® Reference Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud provides businesses an affordable, interoperable, reliable, and industry-leading virtualization solution. Validated by the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track program, the IBM Reference Configuration for Microsoft Private Cloud combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations for compute, network, and storage, as well as value-added software components.
This document provides setup and configuration details for the IBM 8-Node Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track solution used in the actual Microsoft program validation. Its design consists of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V clusters powered by IBM System x3650 M3 servers with IBM XIV® storage connected to IBM converged and Ethernet networks.
This paper consists of a short summary of the Reference Configuration software and hardware components, followed by best practice implementation guidelines.
This paper targets mid-to-large sized organizations consisting of IT engineers familiar with the hardware and software that make up the IBM Cloud Reference Architecture. Additionally, the Systems x and XIV technical sales teams and their customers evaluating or pursuing Hyper-V virtualization solutions will benefit. Advanced comprehensive experience with the various components is recommended. However, there are technical reviews as well as supplemental references included for more in-depth information regarding the entirety of the solution.