My first Auto Deploy design for real production environment

Last week I was asked by a customer to build a new VMware vSphere 5 infrastructure in which they would like to use Auto Deploy for the ESXi 5 hosts. Of course I told them that Auto Deploy was a first release but I didn’t push that too hard, because designing and deploying it for real production environments is also a challenge I hadn’t been able to take up yet. The environment consists of two sites; each site has an EMC VNX 5300 storage array which replicates to the partner. Per site we have 2 Cisco UCS blades in which 10 blades have been assigned for the VMware vSphere 5 environment. Each blade will use the converged FCoE adapter and will be presented to the ESXi hosts as two physical nics and two physical HBAs.

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