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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Key design considerations for ESXi

In this section, the following are the most important considerations for your VMware ESXi design:

  • Consider using VMware Capacity Planner to investigate the performance and usage of prevailing servers; this will help you to identity the requirements for planning.
  • Consider eliminating inconsistency and achieving a controllable and manageable infrastructure by homogenizing the physical alignment of the ESXi hosts.
  • Never design ESXi without a remote management console such as DRAC and ILO.
  • Ensure that syslog is properly set up for your virtual infrastructure and log files are offloaded to non-virtual infrastructures.
  • Consult your server vendor on proper memory DIMM size, placement, and type to get optimal performance. ...

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