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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By : Yohan Wadia
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Learning VMware vCloud Air

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning VMware vCloud Air
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Best practices and tips

Here are some of the best useful practices and tips that you should keep in mind when working with virtual machines in vCloud Air:

  1. Use role-based access and authorization mechanisms wherever you can. This ensures that only the right people have the required administrative and access rights to create and work with the virtual machines.

  2. Monitor virtual machines for performance. Use tools to gauge your infrastructure consumptions and then dial down or increase resources as required. This prevents unnecessary usage of resources and also stops VM sprawls.

  3. Use proper backup solutions to perform backups of your virtual machines. Snapshotting is not a good backup solution and should be avoided as a backup utility at all times.

  4. Remember to power off your virtual machines when not in use to avoid incurring unnecessary costs.

  5. Always install VMware Tools on your virtual machines. By default, all templates created under the vCloud Air catalog have VMware Tools preinstalled on them...