Table 1 Virtualization Planning Benefits Activities and Deliverables Benefits

Table 1 virtualization planning benefits activities

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Table 1 shows the Cisco and VMware virtualization planning benefits, activities, and deliverables. Table 1. Virtualization Planning Benefits, Activities, and Deliverables Benefits Virtualization planning helps you to: Plan for smooth deployment of an end-to-end virtualization solution with a single set of recommendations jointly developed by Cisco and VMware Address increasing network bandwidth requirements driven by server virtualization Get more from your virtualization initiative by developing an end-to-end virtualized reference architecture Overcome process constraints to help accelerate the adoption of your virtualization solution across your IT organization Activities Deliverables Requirements Gathering Cisco and VMware help you identify technology and business requirements that affect the virtualization design are identified in a variety of ways, such as: Interviewing stakeholders across the IT organization using a workshop- based methodology Using a questionnaire to gather requirements Reviewing existing IT documents on infrastructure diagrams Customer requirements document (CRD)
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Service Data Sheet © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 4 of 8 Benefits Activities Deliverables High-Level Design Architecture Development Create an end-to-end virtualized architecture covering network, network services, security, SAN and optimized VMware integration Conduct design options workshops High-level logical design of VMware virtual infrastructure Define relationships and dependencies between components Map customer requirements into a high level design Cisco and VMware high-level design document Knowledge Transfer Conduct informal session to transfer knowledge about server and network virtualization design best practices to your IT organization to assist in operational readiness for the new architecture Workshop Virtualization Design and Implementation Cisco and VMware engineers and consultants help you create a complete roadmap to guide you through a successful virtualization solution implementation. Each company focuses on our respective areas of core competence as well as working together to integrate the components of your virtualization solution. Cisco provides recommendations that include: Low-level design for the Layer 2/Layer 3 infrastructure and integrated design, including logical designs and device configurations Application optimization Security Wide area network (WAN) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) at the edge Cisco VFrame DC design, including third-party application-programming interface (API) integration and macro customization SAN Infrastructure and automation using tools and technologies such as VN-link, FlexAttach, and VFrame VMware provides recommendations that include: VMware server infrastructure design VMware Infrastructure configuration and installation procedures VMware Infrastructure test and validation plan VMware Infrastructure rollout and migration plan
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Service Data Sheet © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information.
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