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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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List of challenges and encounters faced on the virtual infrastructure

In this section, we will see a list of challenges and encounters faced with virtual infrastructure due to the simple reason that we fail to capture the functional and non-functional demands of business users, or do not understand the fit-for-purpose concept:

  • Resource Estimate Misfire: If you underestimate the amount of memory required up-front, you could change the number of VMs you attempt to run on the VMware ESXi host hardware.
  • Resource unavailability: Without capacity management and configuration management, you cannot create dozens or hundreds of VMs on a single host. Some of the VMs could consume all resources, leaving other VMs unknown.
  • High utilization: An army of VMs can ...

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