Archtectural overview diagram

1) Architectural Overview Diagram- This is hard without you having specific concrete knowledge of specific technologies and COTS software.  What I am wanting is similar to slide #72 through 74.  I will make this one easy.  Go hither out to the Internet and find 3 AODs for specific vendor solutions (that you may be interested in).  IBM, HP, VMWare, Amazon, etc… all have plenty of AODs publicly available.  Pick the three *best* examples you can find and then tell me why you think they are good examples.

2) Architectural Decisions- This one is actually more challenging. Ref: the simple template on slide #78.  Create a single architectural decision based on this template. You might find some very real (and better) examples on-line.

One example to help clarify (in text format… pls use spreadsheet or table for yours)

Ref: AD001 Category: Availability

Issue: Database availability must meet 98.7% availability SLA or financial penalties result

Options: Active/Active, Active/Passive configurations exist

Decision: Configure DB cluster in Active/Active configuration

Rationale: Active/Passive does not meet SLA

3) Logical Operational Model- The hardest of the three… again, without a tangible system, technology, and product knowledge, this will be tough.  Rather then keep things abstract, as the book does, I want you to get a feeling for the “real world”.  So, just like in #1 above.  Go hither out to the Internet and find 3 examples OR take the challenge and try to create a single fictitious example… your choice.  There is a good example on slide 83.


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