This guide is for Dell EMC personnel, channel partners, and customers. It provides sample deployment information that Dell EMC Engineering used to test and validate the Ready Stack solution. Deployment of individual technology components that are mentioned in this guide might require specific training, certification, partner competencies, and other prerequisites. Deployment personnel must have prerequisites and a knowledge of data center infrastructure best practices for servers, storage, networking, data protection, power, and cooling. To learn more about product competency training and requirements, contact your Dell EMC Partner, Dell EMC Channel team, or Dell EMC Sales.
We assume that personnel who deploy the solution hardware have general knowledge of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, the Dell EMC XtremIO X2 storage array, and the Dell EMC Data Domain backup appliance. We also assume that deployment personnel have knowledge of FC network host bus adapters (HBAs), cables, and switches, and Ethernet network cards, cables, and switches. We assume that personnel who deploy the software stack have a working knowledge of VMware software, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and enterprise database systems. Chapter 8, References, provides links to the related documentation.
This document addresses the deployment steps that are specific to this Ready Stack solution, which is not specific to any one enterprise database product. Procedures that apply to a specific database product might require modification.