We are very pleased to announce that the IBM Redbooks team has just published the following Redbooks publication: Implementing a VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM Storwize V5030, Cisco UCS
Mini, Hyper-V, and SQL Server. The book is a practical guide for implementing this VersaStack solution with these components and was produced by a team of specialists from IBM and Cisco working at the Raleigh Cisco Lab.
VersaStack is an integrated infrastructure solution from Cisco and IBM that combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, which includes IBM FlashSystem V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures.
The book explains architecture and design considerations, as well as step by step implementation details of this solution. The following figure depicts the detailed hardware configuration and cabling for the VersaStack solution
used in this book.
This Redbooks has the following chapters:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architecture of the solution
Chapter 3. Design considerations for Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server
Chapter 4. VersaStack Cisco Nexus 9000 network configuration
Chapter 5. The Cisco Unified Computing System Mini configuration
Chapter 6. SAN Boot in a Cisco UCS Mini environment
Chapter 7. Failover cluster and Hyper-V configuration
Chapter 8. Microsoft SQL Server setup and failover cluster implementation
Chapter 9. The IBM Storwize V5030 advanced functions
Chapter 10. Managing the VersaStack solution
Chapter 11. Validation testing
I hope you enjoy the book! If you have comments or questions, please use the Comments section of this blog below.