Business Ready Configurations for Virtualization are a family of reference configurations offered by Dell and designed to aid in the ordering, deployment and maintenance of a virtualization infrastructure. These configurations are designed to meet specific customer needs through the use of various server, storage and virtualization technologies available from Dell.

The Business Ready Configuration defined in this document is targeted at small- and medium-sized virtualization needs, although others may also benefit from this architecture. This solution includes Dell PowerEdge™ R710 servers, Dell MD3000i Internet SCSI (iSCSI) storage and Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V™. Based on extensive architectural-design engineering work, customers can quickly and confidently deploy this proven engineering architecture into production environments, thereby helping to eliminate much of the costly and time-consuming trial-and-error work often encountered during complex deployments.

This guide includes information useful both before and after purchase of the solution. Prior to purchase, this information can aid with the sizing of the solution, licensing selection and preparation of the deployment environment for the solution. Post purchase, this guide can aid with the setup, configuration and deployment of the reference configuration. The solution will help customers achieve the full benefits of Microsoft Virtualization, Dell PowerEdge R710 servers and Dell MD3000i storage.