So You Want To Build a SPARC Cloud
By user12601629 on Sep 19, 2012
Did you ever wish you could get the industrial strength power of UNIX/RISC with the flexibility of cloud computing? Well, now you can! With recent advances from Oracle it's possible to build an incredibly high-performance, flexible, available virtualized infrastructure based on Solaris and SPARC. Here's the recipe!
Authored in collaboration across the Oracle "Systems Group" team, we now have a complete best practice guide for you. Click below to download it:
Inside you'll find recommendations for how and when to leverage technologies like:
- SPARC T4
- OVM for SPARC hypervisor (version 2.2 and newer)
- Solaris 11
- Ops Center 12c
- ZFS Storage Appliance
- Oracle network switches
Based on following these best practices, you'll be able to construct a dynamic, virtualized infrastructure that allows for:
- Easy, GUI-based provisioning on new VMs
- Automated HA failover in the event of physical server failures
- Automatic load balancing across a cluster of VM hosts
- Complete end-to-end monitoring
You should download this paper and check it out. Even if you aren't planning on buying all new hardware, and instead want to transform some existing gear into a dynamic virtualized environment then this paper will give you concrete info on what to do and the trade-offs you'll make.
Have fun getting started on your journey to build a SPARC cloud!