vSphere Design Best Practices is published by Packt Publishing in May 2014. This book has 126 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781782176268.
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.
What you will learn from this book
- Examine virtual datacenter design scenarios and understand the basics of vSphere clustering, HA, and DRS
- Compare and contrast scale-out versus scale-up designs
- Learn to map the storage Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to business requirements
- Get to know how to design flexible and reliable networks for virtual datacenters
- Inspect existing VMs and design principles to correctly resource and configure virtual machines
- Design different RPO and RTO requirements to plan and test the DR strategy
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.