Dynamic Data Center: Toolkit to create a private or public cloud based on Microsoft’s Hyper-V and System Center
To make it easier for hosting providers to create Dynamic Data Centers, Microsoft is providing a set of documents and code samples that will serve as guidelines and best practices.
The set of documents provided is as follows:
- Bare-metal provisioning of Windows Server 2008 to host virtual environments
- Provisioning a virtual environment (using Hyper-V). This document outlines:
- Configurations to deploy a virtual infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
- Configuring the Active Directory® service to make it easier to create a multi-tenant environment.
- Securing the environment.
- Managing the virtual environment using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
- Best practices to configure and use Virtual Machine Manager.
- Capacity planning.
- Installing and configuring System Center to manage your virtual environment
- Leveraging System Center Data Protection Manager to back up/restore the virtual environments in a delegated administration model
- Configure System Center Configuration Manager to:
- Perform updates on demand.
- Track inventory.
- Push out standard configurations and software.
- Configure System Center Operations Manager to monitor and alert individual end customers based on policies
In addition to these documents, Microsoft released a Silverlight™-based test portal for ContosoHosting.com. This portal includes a control panel that enables end customers to:
- Provision and manage Hyper-V–based clients.
- Perform file/folder-level backups and restores.
- Monitor important counters and receive alerts.
- Install updates during a configurable time window.
- Monitor events.
Along with the sample application, there is a source code for Windows® Communication Foundation (WCF) services and Windows Powershell™ scripts to perform all operations to provision and manage the System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise and Windows Server 2008
For more info : http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/ddc