Stratus Fault-Tolerant Servers Installation Services
VMware Jumpstart Installation Service
Rely on Stratus’ experienced staff to ensure you get the benefits of virtualization without diminishing end-to-end performance and availability. Stratus support professionals team closely with your staff to properly install your VMware® ESX™-based ftServer system and train your IT professionals on appropriate operational procedures for your new virtualized environment.
Key Steps and Deliverables
This service expedites knowledge and skills transfer from Stratus professionals and qualifies the proper installation and operation of your VMware-based ftServer system. Deliverables include:
Hardware and network installation
- Stratus unpacks all system components; configures the network and sets up all hardware including Stratus ftScalable storage array configurations
- Software installation includes the:
- ESX hypervisor
- VMware Virtual Center software or management system (the management system must be provided by the client)
- Installation and configuration of a total of four guest operating systems, including: Windows 2008, 2003 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. These OSs must be purchased in advance of the Jumpstart service.
Operational qualification testing
- The installed system is tested and the client is trained in the proper use of Stratus test scripts and diagnostics.
- We configure your system to enable Stratus ActiveService Network capabilities.
- A written site survey accompanies the testing process.
- On-site training for three designated staff members covers daily operational and maintenance tasks and includes a comprehensive reference guide that will help you properly maintain your ftServer system going forward.
Expert installation ensures your ftServer system and VMware ESX software are set up properly to deliver flawless operation and continuous availability. This service is designed to minimize consolidation risks and maximize asset utilization.
Minimize Operational Disruptions
Stratus’ experienced professionals are trained for rapid systems installation and deployment — with minimal interruptions to your business operations.
Optimize performance and manageability
Best practices for implementation are built into the process to streamline operations and maintenance and ensure optimum performance and manageability of your virtualized server.
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