VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition (häftad)
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VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition (häftad)

VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition

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Achieve the performance, scalability, and ROI your business needs

What can you do at the start of a virtualization deployment to make things run more smoothly? If you plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere solutions in your company, this unique book provides keen insight and solutions. From hardware selection, network layout, and security considerations to storage and hypervisors, this book explains the design decisions you'll face and how to make the right choices.

Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.

  • Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions
  • Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices
  • Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more
  • Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage
Find out the "why" behind virtualization design decisions and make better choices, with VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition, which has been fully updated for vSphere 5.x.
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Forbes Guthrie, VCAP-DCD, (tweet @forbesguthrie) is a technical architect who specializes in virtualization and storage technologies. He is also a VMware vExpert and the creator of several popular virtualization reference cards. Forbes blogs at www.vReference.com. Scott Lowe, VCDX 39, (tweet @scott-lowe) is a technical architect at VMware. Scott is a VMware vExpert and the author of Mastering VMware vSphere 5 . Scott also writes at blog.scottlowe.org, which attracts thousands of visitors daily.


Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 • An Introduction to Designing VMware Environments  1

What Is Design?        1

The Facets of vSphere Design     5

The Technical Facet  6

The Organizational Facet      7

The Operational Facet         8

The Principles of Design 9

Availability         9

Manageability      10

Performance       10

Recoverability      10

Security  11

The Process of Design  11

Gathering and Defining Functional Requirements 11

Assessing the Environment   13

Performing a Gap Analysis    14

Assembling the Design       15

Documenting the Design     16

Performing the Implementation        17

Summary   17

Chapter 2 • The ESXi Hypervisor  19

Evolution of the vSphere Hypervisor       19

The ESXi Concept   21

ESXi Design 22

ESXi Components   22

ESXi Agents        23

ESXi System Image  24

ESXi Customized Images     25

ESXi Disk Layout   27

Tardisks and Ramdisks       29

ESXi Deployment      29

Hardware Requirements      29

ESXi Flavors: Installable, Embedded, and Stateless 29

Auto Deploy Infrastructure   36

Comparing Deployments Options      38

Upgrading ESXi       41

Migrating from ESX   42

Testing   42

Deployment        43

Management       44

Postinstallation Design Options  45

Management Tools Overview    51

Host-Management Tools      51

Centralized Management Tools         54

Hardware Monitoring        56

Logging  57

Summary   58

Chapter 3 • The Management Layer       59

Reviewing the Components of the Management Layer         59

VMware vCenter Server      59

vSphere Client and vSphere Web Client  62

vSphere Update Manager     63

Management Applications    64

Examining Key Management Layer Design Decisions 69