vSphere Design Best Practices
By Brian Bolander, Christopher Kusek
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: May 2014
Pages: 126

In Detail

vSphere allows you to transform your IT infrastructure into a private cloud, then bridge it to public clouds on-demand, delivering an IT infrastructure as an easily accessible service. vSphere delivers uncompromised control over all IT resources with the highest efficiency and choice in the industry.

The book begins with a definition of the core technologies in a virtual datacenter, vCenter, and ESXi. It then covers the architecture of specific virtual datacenter components. Readers will learn design principles related to storage and storage protocols. Moving on to networking, readers will learn to design flexible and reliable networks for their virtual datacenters. After this, Virtual Machine design considerations are reviewed in depth and readers are guided through inspecting existing VMs and design principles for correctly resourced and configured virtual machines.


An easy-to-follow guide full of hands-on examples of real-world design best practices. Each topic is explained and placed in context, and for the more inquisitive, there are more details on the concepts used.

Who this book is for

If you wish to learn about vSphere best practices and how to apply them when designing virtual, high performance, and reliable datacenters that support business critical applications to work more efficiently and to prepare for official certifications, then this is the book for you. Readers should possess a good working knowledge of vSphere as well as servers, storage, and networking.

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    If you are considering your professional career towards Designer/Architect role "vSphere Design Best Practices" would be a great book to start . it will provide you what you need to make the first step!

    This book collects and organize all the technical topics that a vSphere Architect needs to consider before diving into the design of a new infrastructure

    It is quite difficult to learn through design by way of a book, as every customer has a unique requirements, and constraints. The book guides you what is necessary to identify various design elements and apply them for a virtual infrastructure. It offers enough of a high level overview that it does not overwhelm you with vSphere design.

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