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Reference Architecture: VMware vCloud Suite with ThinkSystem Servers

Reference Architecture (withdrawn product)

7 Jun 2019
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This reference architecture covers VMware vCloud Suite cloud management platform and also the components required to be used for integrating an on-premise VMware vRealize cloud with Amazon AWS public cloud.

This document describes the reference architecture for deploying VMware vCloud with Lenovo ThinkSystem servers using Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs, Lenovo networking, and Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200 storage. Performance and sizing information is provided with the best practices and networking considerations for implementing vCloud Suite.  The intended audience is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing VMware vCloud Suite.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Business problem and business value
3 Requirements
4 Architectural overview
5 Component model
6 Operational model
7 Deployment example
8 Appendix: Bill of Materials

Change History

Changes in the June 7 update:

  • Updated for second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
  • Updated for vSphere 6.7 U1
  • Added ThinkSystem DM5000F All Flash storage
  • Removed ThinkSystem DS6200 storage array

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