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. ...