Business Ready Configurations for Virtualization are preconfigured, easy-to-order bundled solutions designed to aid in ordering, deploying and maintaining a virtual infrastructure. Business Ready Configurations for small and medium business (SMB) include Dell™ PowerEdge

™ Rack servers, Dell EqualLogic™ SAN and VMware® vSphere™.

This white paper provides detailed reference architectures and best practices for deploying and configuring a Business Ready Configuration targeted at SMB. Based on extensive engineering work in architectural design and certification, customers can quickly and confidently deploy these engineering proven architectures into production environments, thereby 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. This document covers the network architectures, storage configurations, and best practices necessary for deploying and configuring the solution.