I have been given the task to write up the draft of new VMware platform. Design document that is.
Basically my employer is seeking to build a platform to host his Information System.
I have to admit straight away - I never done anything like that before and looking for ideas - good or bad, doesn't matter.
What do you guys think document like that should contain?
Hardware to be used, servers:
Dell PE R610, E5530, 2.4GHz Quad CPUs
64GB of RAM
2 x 146GB SAS, RAID1
2 QUAD Intel NICs
All three servers are identical.
Switches, dedicated to the above server:
2 x 24 port Cisco 3750 + 4 SFPs.
Existing NetApp SAN array, S500 if I remember correctly, have to confirm this.
VMware VSphere Advanced Edition
As a VM.
Requirements for this platform we have receive from the vendors state that there will be 25-30 VMs running, Windows Server 2008 R2.
Breakdown, still subject to change:
Citrix Servers x 4
Citrix Test Server x 1
DMZ Web Servers x 3
Internal Web Servers x 6
Database Servers x 3
Management Web Server x 1
Management Besiness Server x 1
Management Database Server x 1
Management Test Server x 1
CRM Web/App Servers x 2
CRM Database Server x 1
CRM Test Server x 1
Test Server x 1
What do you guys think?
Does all of this make sense?
Any potential issues with the hardware/software combination and/or lack of horse power?
Any input is gonna be much appreciated!