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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
Book Image

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

Creating the physical compute design

The physical compute design selects the CPU and memory resources to meet the requirements of the design. Besides the CPU and memory resources, the physical compute design also includes selecting the form factor to support the interface cards necessary to support the design.

How to do it…

As with other parts of the physical design, the performance, capacity, availability, and recoverability are all factors to consider in the physical compute design. The following steps can be performed to create the physical compute design:

  1. Select server hardware that satisfies the logical compute design.

  2. Verify the compatibility of each component of the compute hardware using the VMware HCL.

  3. Configure compute resources to satisfy the design factors related to availability, recoverability, performance, and capacity.

How it works…

The logical compute design defines the capacity and performance requirements for CPU and memory resources.

The logical compute design specifications...