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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
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Designing for management availability

The availability of the management functions of an environment becomes more critical; for example, in virtual desktop environments and other self-service provisioning environments. In these environments, if the vCenter Server is unavailable, so is the ability to provide the provisioning of services.

If the environment does not provide these type of services, the ability to manage the environment, especially during a failure or disaster, is also critical. How can you troubleshoot an issue with a virtual machine or a group of virtual machines if the primary tool that is used to manage the environment is unavailable?

How to do it…

To properly design for management availability, follow these steps:

  1. Identify management environment dependencies.

  2. Identify the potential single points of failure in the management environment.

  3. Create a management design that ensures high availability of the management components.

How it works…

When designing the management network, single...