Build Performance Requirements into the Logical Design
vROPS 7.0 launched with a feature called Business Intent which controls workload placement based on vSphere tags Announcement. This feature tackles several use cases one being controlling the host placement of workloads which have physical licencing requirements. Business Intent settings are configured at the data centre (or custom datacenter) level within vROPS 7.0 and can be configured at the per cluster or per host level. For the scope of this post, I am going to cover a customer use case to combine clusters, increaseing availability for some workloads while maintaining licencing compliance for others.
Build Manageability Requirements into the Logical Design
Build Availability Requirements into the Logical Design
Map Service Dependencies
Determine Use Cases for Multi-Tenancy
Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design
Differentiate requirements, risks, constraints and assumptions
Gather and analyze use cases
As part of the VCAP7-CMA Design study guide, I have put together a use case which will be used to provide context when addressing each of the exam objectives. The study guide can be found Here Use Case Mega-Awesome Transit have identified a need to increase the reliability and reduce the complexity when updating their dispatching system during update periods. Currently updates to the dispatch system cause interruptions for up to 12 hours.
Gather and analyze business requirements