Chapter 3. The Design Factors

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Identifying design requirements
  • Identifying design constraints
  • Making design assumptions
  • Identifying design risks
  • Creating the conceptual design


During the discovery process, information is collected on the business and technical goals of the virtualization project. This information must be analyzed in order to determine the design factors.

The design factors that must be determined are as follows:

  • Requirements
  • Constraints
  • Assumptions
  • Risks

Determining the requirements, making and proving assumptions, determining constraints, and identifying risks form the conceptual design. Business and technical design factors identified as part of the conceptual design will be mapped to the resources ...

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