Lenovo Deployment Guide for Microsoft Edge Cloud with Windows Azure Pack and System Center 2016Planning / Implementation

10 Sep 2017
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This paper brings several Microsoft private cloud components together to solve the challenge of remote or branch office site management. Detailed guidance is provided for deploying Windows Azure Pack and the underlying System Center Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure it relies on. By taking advantage of well known System Center solutions, along with the self service portals from Windows Azure Pack, customers can manage multiple remote sites from a single web portal running in the data center. The remote sites consist of an edge server that is integrated with the on-premise cloud, but can remain independently operational in the event of a communication interruption.

This solution also provides features that integrate with Azure public cloud, for example, backing up remote sites to Azure to save storage space in your data center. Microsoft Edge Cloud benefits from the many features of on-premise and hybrid cloud scenarios, and provides the opportunity to grow those capabilities along with your business.

This paper is intended for experienced systems administrators and integrators. It assumes the reader has knowledge of Windows Server, System Center, storage, networking, web technologies, and private or hybrid cloud scenarios.

Table of Contents

Windows Azure Pack overview
Solution architecture
Network design
Overview of Azure Pack portals
Appendix A. Bill of Materials

Change History

Changes in the 10 September update:

  • Updated the server configuration to use ThinkSystem SR650 and ST550 servers
  • Other minor clarifications and updates

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