Paper: HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, December 6th, 2012   |  

HP has released a paper titled: HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture, the paper which contains 88 pages defines a best practices reference architecture and detailed implementation guide for building a highly available two node virtualization or private cloud solution based on Windows Server 2012, Server 2008 R2 and System Center 2012 ideally suited for mid-sized businesses and branch office deployments.

The reference architecture is built with HP ProLiant DL360e servers, HP P2000 MSA Array System with SAS shared storage, HP E2910 switches, and HP Insight Control management software.


The paper covers the following sections:

  • Introduction to Virtualization, HP Smart Bundles, and the HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture
  • Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 comparison
  • HP Departmental Private Cloud hardware installation
  • Hardware and Software Component Installation and Configuration Based on the Reference Architecture
  • Operating System Installation and initial Configuration
  • HP Departmental Private Cloud Operating System Configuration
  • Cloud Management using Microsoft System Center
  • Integration of the Reference Architecture into a customer environment
  • Reference Architecture Components
  • 4 Node Cluster Cabling


    The move to virtualization and the cloud is inevitable because current IT processes are unsustainable for businesses of all sizes. The HP Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture defines best practices and implementation instructions for building a highly available, two-node virtualization or private cloud solution ideally suited for mid-sized businesses and branch office deployments. The reference architecture is built with HP ProLiant DL360e servers, HP P2000 MSA Array System with SAS shared storage, HP E2910 switches, and HP Insight Control management software as well as Microsoft Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2, and Microsoft System Center.

    Labels: ,

    blog comments powered by Disqus Newest articles
    Docker releases Docker Security Scanning

    May 12th, 2016

    Containers’ security is one of the emerging topics in those companies moving this technology into production. A few small players emerged to compete exclusively in this portion of the…

    RightScale announces Docker Container Management

    May 3rd, 2016

    RightScale is a Santa Barbara, CA based company, provider of a Software as a Service (SaaS) management solution that so far only supported standard Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud…

    Release: OpenStack Mitaka

    April 7th, 2016

    Today OpenStack Foundation has released the 13th version of its IaaS platform for public, private and hybrid clouds. This new releases has been contributed by 2,336 developers, operators and users…

    Docker acquires Conductant

    March 4th, 2016

    Yesterday Docker announced to have acquired a semi-stealth startup called Conductant, focused on workloads orchestration.

    Both Conductant’s founders, Bill Farner and David Chung, have significant enterprise experience coming from…

    Cisco acquires CliQr

    March 1st, 2016

    Today Cisco announced the intent to acquire CliQr Technologies Inc., a privately held company based in San Jose, CA.
    CliQr is one of the most promising startups in the Cloud…

    Release: VMware vCloud Suite 7 and vRealize Suite 7

    February 11th, 2016

    Yesterday VMware announced version 7 of both its vCloud and vRealize suites, confirming its efforts to be relevant in the CMPs (Cloud Management Platforms) space.
    vRealize Suite 7 is made…

    Platform9 adds Multi-Region & Multi-Hypervisor management into Managed OpenStack

    February 11th, 2016

    Platform9 solutions leverages a mix of SaaS and on premises Virtual Appliance to provide into supported environments capabilities typical of Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) such self-service provisioning, monitoring, configuration…

    Microsoft releases Azure Stack TP1

    February 1st, 2016

    During Ignite 2015, back in September, Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure Stack as the building block for its hybrid cloud strategy.
    What Microsoft is saying with this move is that, despite…

    Pivotal acquires Slice of Lime

    January 15th, 2016

    The Pivotal Initiative is the organization, born in December 2012 from the merge of EMC and VMware cloud application and big data offerings and offering primarily Pivotal CF (Cloud Foundry),…

    Release: Ansible 2.0

    January 14th, 2016

    Ansible is an IT automation tool especially popular within the developers’ community, thanks to its simplicity and agentless nature.
    Three months away from its acquisition by Red Hat the company announced…

    Nutanix goes Public

    December 23rd, 2015

    Nutanix is a provider of converged infrastructure, basically a physical server containing both compute and storage driven by an Installed Hypervisor of choice, this server, called a node can…

    Release: VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7

    December 23rd, 2015

    Last week VMware finally completed the first major update of VMware vRealize Suite, its well known cloud management solution, releasing in GA both vRealize Automation 7 and vRealize Business Standard… goes Live

    December 15th, 2015 has been following Virtualization Matrix since its early steps and we recently wrote about its crowdsourced-powered heir: WhatMatrix.
    Today we are happy to report that its community, formed…

    Microsoft loves Red Hat: The business implications

    November 18th, 2015

    As you may have heard, Microsoft recently announced its “historical” partnership with Red Hat, something that a number of analysts already claimed as a milestone for both companies but especially for…

    Monthly Archive