Implement a highly available private cloud to host virtual machines

This document explains how to implement a highly available private cloud to host virtual machines from scratch.

 
 
 
 
 
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  • WAP Recofiguration update resource providers
    2 Posts | Last post July 17, 2017
    • Dear Romain
      
      Excellent Document!, we are using in order to intall WAP in high availability.
      
      We have a issue with the script to update resource providers (Marketplace, monitoring & usage) page 171. When we run the script in the part to get the token, appears the following message: "Get-MgmtSvc Token : The HTTP request is unauthorized with client authentication scheme 'Negotiate'. The authentication header received from the server was 'Negotiate,NTLM'
      
      We follow the previous steps with no problems, but in this part we cannot fix this problem
      
      Please could you help us?
      
      Best Regards
      
      
      
    • Hi,
      
      Try to run this command on a remote server (not on WAP host). I have already had this issue when I tried to get token from a WAP server.
  • Wow!
    2 Posts | Last post January 10, 2015
    • Not a question, actually more a congratulations post!
      That is one amazing document you managed here...i just overlooked it and i will actually print it tomorrow for a more détailed lecture, but i already wanted to give you a "Hat down, thumbs up" kind of thanks...
      
      Amazing work!
      
      a big thanks from the South of France :)
      
    • Hi Pierre,
      
      Merci beaucoup pour ce commentaire, cela me fait très plaisir :) (Thank you very much for this comment, it makes me very happy).
      
      From Toulouse, near South of France :)
  • Number of LUNs
    4 Posts | Last post January 09, 2015
    • Romain, seriously whatever you get paid it isn't enough as your documentation is priceless!  One question for you though (so far):  Why 9 LUNs?  It doesn't talk about why you are using 9 different LUNs when you setup your iSCSI configuration - with the newer technologies today block storage really needs only 1 or 2 CSV LUNs depending on needs.
    • Hi,
      
      Thank you for your comment, I appreciate that :).
      
      I have created 9 LUNs to show how to associate specific LUNs (or storage pool) to a Cloud and fabric. So I have created:
      - 2 LUNs for infrastructure (fabric servers)
      - 2 LUNs for NVGRE Gateway servers
      - 2 LUNs for Bronze Cloud
      - 3 LUNs for Gold Cloud
      
      If you make a Private Cloud, you can't have only two CSV. I think you have to isolate fabric storage and Cloud Storage. However It is not necessary to isolate Gateway storage from the fabric storage.
      
      Hope I have helped you :)
    • Romain:
      
      OK, I see what you're saying and it makes sense with your design.  My next question is:  If I already have a SAN in place do I really need to SOFS to implement the solution?  Is this is a requirement of the MS Azure Cloud Pack and overall setup in some way or can I just create the luns directly on the SAN?
    • Hi,
      
      SOFS is interesting when using JOBD tray. That enables to reduce the cost compared to the SAN. In this case the storage management is made across storage spaces from SOFS nodes.
      
      If you have already a SAN, keep your SAN. Moreover if it is a recent SAN, you should use a SMI-S provider to manage your SAN from VMM to create LUN for example. 
      
      So to make the private cloud you don't need a SOFS if you have already a SAN. However if you deploy a new infrastructure you should consider SOFS instead of SAN to reduce cost with similar performance.
  • resource provider configuration.
    2 Posts | Last post December 30, 2014
    • Hi,
      
      Impressive work. While reading the resource provider section, i've seen a typo on page 161. In your results Marketplace and UsageService are using the same port : 30022.
    • Hi Benoit,
      
      Thanks for telling me about the mistake. I'm uploading a new version of the document with the right screenshot.