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VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers by Edward L. Haletky

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Chapter 5. Storage with ESX

The need for fast, dependable, highly available, and easily managed storage is certainly a design component vital to ensuring a virtual infrastructure implementation is successful in all aspects. Successful in the situation means the implementation meets the organization’s expectations moving into this new virtualization world of computing. Up to this point, we have discussed planning your server hardware and implementing the best server configuration requirements. Now let’s consider doing the same decisive planning for our virtual data stores.

When implementing and planning new or using existing storage in an ESX virtual datacenter, it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the VM requirements in the present, ...

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