The best practices in the following list are taken from the detailed recommendations found in Chapter 11:
Implement Microsoft Clustering Services to achieve the high availability of individual virtual machines.
Implement VMware High Availability (HA) to provide the automatic restart of virtual machines residing on an ESX/ESXi host computer that fails.
Use strict admission control for HA clusters unless virtual machine performance is not as important as simply having the virtual machine powered on.
Prioritize virtual machines for startup after server failure. Prepare a contingency plan for powering off unnecessary virtual machines in the event of server failure, resulting in reduced computing ...