Create physical-to-virtual migration plans ◦ Implement virtualization over a phased time frame ◦ Address your rollout and migration requirements ● Virtualization project management: Throughout the planning, design and implementation phases, Cisco and VMware can help you keep your virtualization project running smoothly. We do this by creating a detailed work breakdown structure, managing change control, providing weekly status reports, and facilitating communications. Virtualization Planning Cisco and VMware virtualization planning helps you understand the gaps in your data center environment that can affect your virtualization solution. The service includes recommendations to help you get better return from your existing resources and from your investment in virtualization. Cisco focuses on: ● Network Infrastructure and management requirements spanning Layer 4 to Layer 7 services, storage area networking (SAN), and security ● Automation with tools that help deliver cross-data center virtual machine aware infrastructure such as the following: ◦ Cisco VN-link that helps to ensure consistent policy-driven network capabilities across all servers. ◦ Cisco FlexAttach that helps facilitate server and configuration management. ◦ Cisco ® VFrame Data Center (DC) that helps enables the coordinated provisioning and repurposing of physical and virtualized infrastructure services. ● Future requirements for consolidated I/O and unified I/O ● High level design document covering the Layer 2/Layer 3 infrastructure and integrated design ● Application optimization ◦ Server load balancing ◦ Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) offload ◦ Smart Domain Name System (DNS) for disaster recovery ◦ VMware network integration ◦ Wide area optimization component for the data center ◦ XML offload ● Security ◦ Firewalls ◦ Intrusion prevention and detection ◦ Distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection ◦ Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) and SSL virtual private network (VPN)
Service Data Sheet © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 3 of 8 ◦ Email security ◦ Web application firewall ◦ XML security ◦ Certificate and key management ● Wide area network(WAN) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) at the edge ● Storage area networking (SAN) ● Management ◦ Simple network management protocol (SNMP) and syslog best practices ◦ Management zones within the data center ◦ In-band and out-of-band management recommendations ◦ Event correlation VMware focuses on: ● Requirements gathering, including a financial and capacity analysis, for VMware Infrastructure 3 deployment ● Server inventory, performance, and utilization assessment of x86 servers running Windows and Linux ● Server virtualization design enablement requirements gathering ● Optimization of the virtual infrastructure across the data center ● VMware Infrastructure architectural design ◦ Architecture and design considerations based on interviews, capacity and financial analysis ◦ Assumptions and risk mitigation considerations Table 1 shows the Cisco and VMware virtualization planning benefits, activities, and deliverables.
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