Chapter 5. Establishing and Maintaining Service Levels

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters

Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance

Creating and Administering Resource Pools

Migrating Virtual Machines

Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines

Patching and Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines

The good news that goes with enterprise datacenter virtualization is that you can use many fewer physical machines because you can host many virtual servers on one physical machine. That’s good news with regard to resource utilization, space utilization, power costs, and so on. However, it does mean that you have all, or at least a lot, of your “eggs in one basket.” In other words, what would ...

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