Paper: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX

Dell has released a paper titled:"Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Reference Architecture on Dell PowerEdge VRTX". The paper which contains 36 pages describes a reference architecture for a remote office infrastructure using a Dell PowerEdge VRTX chassis. Dell PowerEdge VRTX is an all-in-one solution, which has server, integrated storage, and networking, as well as an efficient management console, allowing you to easily build branch office infrastructures.


The paper covers the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • PowerEdge VRTX
  • Design Considerations
  • Reference Architecture Overview, covering the solution components
  • Reference Architecture
  • Infrastructure Architectural details, covering the Server Architecture, Network Architecture, Storage Architecture and Hyper-V cluster Design
  • Management Infrastructure, including Dell PowerEdge VRTX CMC, OpenManage Essentials, Read Only Domain Controller (RODC), System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 Operations Manager and System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager.
  • Terminology
  • Additonal resources