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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

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers


Storage is an essential component of vSphere design and provides the foundation for the vSphere environment. A solid storage design that addresses capacity, performance, availability, and recoverability is the key to a successful vSphere design. The following diagram displays how a storage design is integrated into the design process:

Several storage options and protocols are supported in a vSphere environment. The architecture chosen for a vSphere deployment depends on the capabilities and features needed to meet the design requirements.

This chapter will cover calculating the storage capacity and performance requirements, sizing datastores, and selecting a storage protocol. The calculations for the recipes in this chapter will be based on the following requirements identified in Chapter 3, The Design Factors:

  • There are 100 application servers

  • Each application server is configured with 100 GB of disk space. The peak disk capacity usage of a single application server is approximately...