Business Ready Configurations for Virtualization are preconfigured, easy-to-order bundled solutions designed to aid in ordering, deployment and maintenance of a virtual infrastructure. Business Ready Configurations for small and medium business (SMB) include Dell PowerEdge™ Rack servers, Dell EqualLogic™ SAN and VMware® vSphere™ software. This document provides detailed reference architectures and best practices for deploying and configuring a Business Ready Configuration targeted at small and medium business. Based on extensive engineering work in architectural design and certification, it can help you quickly and confidently deploy these engineering-proven architectures into production environments, eliminating much of the trial and error often encountered during complex infrastructure design and implementation. The solution is optimally configured to run virtualized workloads and is designed to provide redundancy with no single point of failure, as well as scalability and manageability.

The intended audience is IT administrators, IT managers and channel partners who plan to deploy VMware virtualization.

The solution discussed is based on Dell PowerEdge R510 servers, Dell EqualLogic PS4000 Series iSCSI arrays and VMware vSphere 4 Essentials Plus and Advanced Edition.

Also, view VMware vSphere™ Business Ready Configurations for Small and Medium Business.