VCAP5-DCD Objective 2.1 –Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design
Explain the common components of logical design
I covered this in the previous objective, but I will use the same material:
- Design includes relationships between all major components of the infrastructure.
- Considers the conceptual design, constraints, and risks
- Useful for understanding and evaluating the design of the infrastructure
- Does it meet the requirements but stay within the constraints?
- Does NOT include physical details like port assignments, hardware, vendors, IPs, etc
- illustrate how to arrange infrastructure components
- don’t get lost in the configuration details
- be aware of capacity analysis, but include things like LUN sizing, CPU, etc
- document in diagrams, tables, and text
List the detailed steps that go into the makeup of a common logical design
Same as the previous objective
Differentiate functional and non-functional requirements for the design
From this blog:
Functional requirements are tasks or processes that must be performed by the system. For example, a functional requirement of a vSphere platform is “must allow multi tenancy” or “users must be able to create virtual machines”.
Non-functional requirements are standards that the system under must have or comply with. For example, a non-functional requirements for a vSphere platform is “must be built for a total cost of $500.000″. Non-Functional requirements are also called constraints.
Build non-functional requirements into a specific logical design
If we checkout a picture from the previous objective: We can see that our non-functional requirement was that the web-server has to be in a DMZ, but we don’t really have specific IPs of all the firewalls involved in the setup.
Translate given business requirements and the current state of a customer environment into a logical design
If we again look at this picture from the previous objectives:
We can see that a non-functional requirement was to allow for a protected site. We don’t really mention if SRM will be used or if we will be using Array Based replication or vSphere Based Replication. We just have a logical diagram of a protected site that is replicated.
Create a Service Catalog
From this blog:
Service Catalog A new part in this objective and derived from ITIL is the service catalog. A service catalog is a list of services that a company provides to its customers. The catalog should provide the following information:
- Service name (Extended Support)
- Service description (Maintenance and support of servers and components)
- Services included (Patch management, upgrades, incident support)
- Services not included (Non-standard changes)
- Services availability (24x7x365)
If you want more information on Service Catalog, I would suggest reading this paper mentioned in the blue print: