Chapter 5

Designing Your Network

Have you ever tried to make a cell-phone call in an elevator? Were you shocked when the call dropped in the middle? Some people get annoyed when that happens. But others plan ahead. They know the call will drop due to the lack of reception, so they end the call before they step into the elevator and continue it when they get out. That is called proper planning.

We won't go into the reasons why cell-phone coverage is bad in general or why you have to hold your phone a certain way (sorry, iPhone) when you talk. What we'll examine in this chapter are the factors you need to take into account when designing the infrastructure for virtualization. We guarantee that if your servers go down due to a network outage resulting ...

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