FlashStack™ Mini CI Design Guide for Microsoft Apps with Hyper-V

FlashStack™ Mini from Pure Storage® extends the FlashStack converged infrastructure platform into a smaller, more economical form factor designed for consolidated workloads and private cloud deployments. FlashStack Mini is built from market leading components from Cisco® and Pure Storage. FlashStack Mini integrates Cisco’s extremely flexible and expandable Unified Computing System (UCS®) platform to offer network and compute capabilities and Pure Storage FlashArray//M as the Smart Storage foundation.

This document describes a reference architecture and performance testing for deploying consolidated Microsoft® workloads on a FlashStack Mini Converged Infrastructure with Microsoft Windows® Server Hyper-V®. The goal of this document is to showcase the ease of deploying a consolidated Microsoft applications environment with Microsoft Windows 10 desktops, multiple Microsoft SQL Server 2014 instances, Microsoft Exchange® 2016, Microsoft SharePoint® 2016, and home directories using SMB on the FlashStack Mini. Management of the environment is handled using Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and templates as the virtual machine building blocks.