Taken directly from the website: ‘…(IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario…’
For SCOM R2 the IPD Guide has been recently updated. It contains good information about setting up a SCOM R2 environment. Ever wanted to impress your bosses? Print this Visio file and put it on the wall behind your desk:
People will be awed and impressed!
IPD Guides to be found here.