I forgot to repost when it was released!
As I said last post on this I've personally used a few of the IPD guides now and have found them extremely useful, if for nothing else they give a great start to any documentation that you might need to support a business case to implement a technology in a smart and presentable fashion that senior management will be impressed by.
SCSM IPD Site can be found here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff946088.aspx
Download link here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=197499
From the IPD site:
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 takes the IT architect through an easy-to-follow process for successfully designing the servers and components for a System Center Service Manager 2010 implementation, resulting in a design that is sized, configured, and appropriately placed to deliver the stated business benefits, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system.
The guide covers these key steps in the System Center Service Manager 2010 infrastructure design process:
- Defining the project scope by identifying the necessary System Center Service Manager 2010 features, the requirements of the process management packs, and the targeted population of the organization.
- Mapping the selected features and scope to determine the required server roles.
- Designing the fault tolerance, configuration, and placement of the management servers, portals, and supporting SQL Server databases.