Chapter 2. VMware View Architecture

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My approach to best practices is that they are useful guides to getting to where you want to go (as are books). You should always know the technology well enough to consider whether the best practice still applies or if you need to make adjustments. As an example, consider the concept of running vCenter as a virtual machine. In the history of VMware virtual infrastructure, the notion of running Virtual Center/vCenter as a virtual machine was a hotly contested topic (it may still be). VMware does consider it a best practice to run vCenter as a VM but not on hosts it is managing. I have worked with a few customers who insist that the management function be deployed on a physical machine. Rather than rely ...

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