- The RTO/RPO of an organization's mission-critical business systems and applications must be determined and understood.
- Organizations must decide if they want to implement Active/Active, Active/Standby or just Disaster recovery. This will be based on the RTO/RPO of their business systems.
- True Active/Active can only be achieved at Metro distances due to latency.
- If application workloads need to have mobility then it must be determined if the session state is required to be maintained. This will determine ingress and egress pathing requirements.
A live demo will be performed using ACI multipod and multisite and NEXUS OTV for layer 2 extension, LISP and host route injection for ingress pathing and VMWare stretch cluster for live vMotion of VDI workload and web front ends. The result is a high-level design plan using what the current organization has in place or what is required to create this type of Active/Active solution.