Best Practices for Building a Virtualized SPARC Computing Environment

This best practices guide provides a solution for a SPARC virtualized environment that hosts general computing workloads using the following technologies: Server Platform: Oracle SPARC T4 servers (T4-2 or T4-4); Virtualization Technology: Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.2 or later; Datacenter Management: Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c; Network Infrastructure: Sun Network 10GbE Switch 72p; Storage Infrastructure: Sun ZFS Storage 7320 Appliance. The solution provides a scalable, performance implementation which can be effectively used as a foundation for a variety of applications, including standalone datacenters and cloud computing solutions. By following these best practices, you'll be able to produce an easy to manage environment that supports automatic high-availability failover and live migration of guest virtual machines. This guide describes key design factors to consider during a deployment, and leverages best practices that have been developed through years of experience in data center and virtualization management.

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