Saturday, July 02, 2005

Windows Server System Reference Architecture (WSSRA)

Ever wanted everything that you need to get a Windows Server in various roles. I am taking about templates and blueprints, guides, tools, documents for taking a server deployments from design, lab testing to deployment to management ? Welcome to WSSRA.

Overview (from TechNet)
Windows Server System Reference Architecture is a technology architecture that has been rigorously tested and proven in a partnered lab environment to provide exceptional planning and implementation guidance that addresses fundamental infrastructure issues such as availability, security, scalability, and manageability of the platform.

WSSRA consists of the following downloadable packages:
Overview Documents
Architecture Blueprints
Implementation Guides
Deployment Toolkit

The Overview Documents provide the supporting information that will aid the understanding of the documentation set and ensure its most effective use within IT infrastructure. The documents included in this download package are as follows:
Getting Started

Lab Implementation Architecture Blueprints provide IT professionals with a common understanding of overriding principles prior to leveraging guidance on specific IT services. This download package includes the following:
Introduction to Architecture Blueprints
Network Architecture Blueprint
Management Architecture Blueprint
Application Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint
Security Architecture Blueprint
Storage Architecture Blueprint

The Implementation Guides provide fully integrated sets of service-specific guidance for each of the services covered as part of WSSRA. Each implementation guide package contains an introduction document, a service blueprint, a planning guide, a build guide, and an operations guide.

The Deployment Toolkit provides all of the low-level scripts, plans, and configuration settings used to build the environment that was used to establish and test the Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The download package contains the following:
Build Order Project Plan
Equipment Configuration Matrix
Low Level Diagram of Services and Components
Equipment and Software List
Test Scripts
Build Scripts
Setup Information