Chapter 12

vCloud Design

In this chapter, we'll examine how server profiling, networking design, storage design, high availability, DRS, and many other technologies apply to a vCloud Director design. This chapter assumes that you already understand many of the definitions and the terminology used with vCloud Director.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Differences between cloud and server virtualization
  • Role of vCloud Director in cloud architecture
  • vCloud Director use cases
  • Components of the vCloud management stack
  • vCloud cell and NFS design considerations
  • Management vs. consumable resources
  • Database concepts
  • vCenter design
  • vCloud management physical design
  • Physical side of provider virtual datacenters
  • Logical side of provider virtual ...

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