vSphere is the most robust and sophisticated hypervisor productavailable today. It is the de facto standard for businesses, bothlarge and small. This bookwritten for engineers andarchitects who plan, install, maintain, and optimize vSpheresolutionsis the only one of its kind to concisely explain howto execute a successful vSphere architecture that's tailored tomeet your company's needs. Expert authors share with you thefactors that shape the design of a vSphere implementation.
Which storage protocol is best for you? Should you build yourvCenter as a virtual machine? Design your storage for capacity orfor performance? This new updated edition reveals the designdecisions that most companies face, explores the available options,discusses solutionsthen helps you make the right choices. Inaddition to Datacenter Virtualization, this book also examinesvCloud Director deployments.
Packed with real-world proven strategies, it's the perfect guidefor deploying a new design or transforming an existing one. Inside,you'll explore:
The fundamentals of designing VMware environments
The overall design process
Key things to consider, such as server hardware selection andsizing, security, virtual machine templates, and more
How networking and storage landscapes impact vSpheredesign
Design decisions that a typical company encounters, taking intoconsideration availability, manageability, performance,recoverability, and security