PacktLib: vSphere Design Best Practices

vSphere Design Best Practices

Credits

About the Authors

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Virtual Data Center Design

Virtual Data Center design principles

Best practices

Designing Virtual Data Center

VMware vCenter components

Summary

Hypervisor Design

ESXi hardware design

Considerations for Java virtual machines (JVMs)

Stateless host design

Scale-Up and Scale-Out designs

Summary

Storage Design

Storage protocols

Virtual machine filesystems

Designing storage

Local storage considerations

Datastore and cluster design

VMware storage features

Configurable storage features

Summary

Network Design

Introducing vSphere switching

Common networking design considerations

Best practices to implement in your design

Implementing Network I/O Control (NIOC)

Providing network redundancy, resiliency, and throughput

Considerations when using IP storage

Summary

Virtual Machine Design

Virtual machine resources and templates

Physical to virtual migrations

Multi-vCPU considerations

Shares, limits, and reservations

Causes of virtual machine performance problems

Summary

Business Critical Applications

Special considerations for tier 1 applications

Workload profiles

HA, DRS, and vMotion considerations

Resource considerations

Ensuring high availability and application resiliency

Other business critical application resources

Summary

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

The benefits of disaster avoidance

Designing backup strategies

Designing for RPO and RTO requirements

Choosing replication technologies

Planning and testing the DR strategy

Summary

vSphere Automation Tools

vSphere Automation Tools

vSphere Automation Tools

vSphere Automation Tools

vSphere Automation Tools

Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Certification Resources

Index