Chapter 1

An Introduction to Designing VMware Environments

Designing VMware vSphere environments can be a complex topic, one that means many different things to many different people. In this chapter, we'll provide an introduction to designing VMware vSphere implementations. This introduction will give a preview of some of the more detailed discussions that take place in later chapters and will provide a framework for how the other chapters fit into the overall process.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • The importance of functional requirements in VMware vSphere design
  • The what, who, and how questions involved in VMware vSphere design and why they're important
  • An overview of the VMware vSphere design process

What Is Design?

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