9 aprilie 2012 03:14
There has been a lot of dancing around the fire when it comes to actually installing all the components of a Microsoft Private Cloud. Architecture and general overviews are nice and all, but I need specific installation and configuration guidance for an important project. I have just spent a very frustrating weekend trying to get all the pieces of System Center 2012 (not)installed and (not) working. I could find no single repository of information for installing the major pieces and the order and dependencies or number of required servers. Please don't tell me to use the integrated installer. Please point me to the detailed instructions for installing all the products that were discussed and demoed in the Private Cloud Jump Start training series.
10 aprilie 2012 18:33Moderator
You`re right. The universal installer is not ment for production deployment, but lab/POC - and it is a good thing for those scenarios.
However, to deploy a private cloud you have to understand the orgranization (or/and customers) who`s demanding the SC 2012 suite.
As you can see on the technet documentation for each component, each and every component has their own requirements, and it`s a lot of things to do even before you plan to go ahead with the deployment itself.
To summarize: It`s impossible for me (us) who replies on this thread to point you to the right direction since we have no insight into the environment, know about the hardware, topology and so on.
So the best advice I can give you is to find the answer to:
* Undestand the customer and their requirements
* Know the (existing) environment
* Should you be able to scale?
* What`s the budget?
* will everything be installed in one site?
* do you need every SC 2012 component? Maybe not now, but in the future?
* Where do you plan to start
As you can see, a bunch of questions (and there are more questions) need to be sorted out prior to the deployment.
There are some "out of the box" solutions to link all components together, like the cloud process pack and the IP`s available for Orchestrator. However, you can`t just install and deploy those features unless you know why, what and how.
Please provide some detailed information what issues you`re running into, so I can assist you further.
Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
- Marcat ca răspuns de Kristian NeseMVP, Moderator 22 aprilie 2012 17:26