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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

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Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
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The design documentation provides written documentation of the design factors and the choices the architect has made in the design to satisfy the business and technical requirements.

The design documentation also aids in the implementation of the design. In many cases where the design architect is not responsible for the implementation, the design documents ensure the successful implementation of the design by the implementation engineer.


Once you have created the documentation for a few designs, you will be able to develop standard processes and templates to aid in the creation of design documentation.

Documentation can vary from project to project. Many consulting companies and resellers have standard documentation templates that they use when designing solutions. A properly documented design should include the following information:

  • Architecture design

  • Implementation plan

  • Installation guide

  • Validation test plan

  • Operational procedures

This information can be included in a single...