What might make up a virtual system infrastructure?
Different environments will need different approaches but most solutions will require the following services...
- Centralised authentication using LDAP
- Firewall with DMZ
- Centralised File Storage
- Content Management System
- Mail Services
- Backup facility
- Web Services
- Remote access with Logmein
The various VM's will need naming and therefore a good naming convention will help. So here it is...
Other Naming Conventions
When naming machines using Linux always use lower-case. In addition there are other components to consider when thinking of a naming convention and so here are some other helpers...
- Domain Name is vs-01.local
- root password: xxxxxxx
- steven password: xxxxxxx
Build order is important to ensure that all machines have the necessary access to any needed services as they come online.
- Install switches (these will either be physical or virtual)
- dc-01 (includes LDAP, DHCP, DNS all in one. These roles can later be split up for performance enhancements if required, and/or duplicated to dc-02, dc-03 etc)
- fw-02 (Second firewall to further protect the enterprise)
- fw-01 (Smoothwall express 3.0 with a DMZ)
- data-01 (Join it to the domain created on dc-01)
- WinXP-01 (Also join it to the domain)
- RH-01 (Red Hat Workstation joined to the domain)
- UB-01 (Ubuntu workstation joined to the domain)
- XUB-01 (Xubuntu workstation joined to the domain)
- Vista-01 (Vista workstation joined to the domain)
- backup-01 (used to backup all servers)
- zenoss-01 (monitoring server)
- db-01 (database server)
- iweb-01 (internal web server)
- icms-01 (internal Content Management Server)
- mail-01 (mail server in the DMZ)
- web-01 (web server in the DMZ)
- cms-01 (Content Management Server in the DMZ)
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