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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Design decisions for the management layer

In this section, we will discuss some of the key decisions involved in crafting the management layer design for your VMware vSphere infrastructure implementation, such as the following:

  • Identifying vCenter to be hosted either on a physical server or on the VM Server
  • Identifying vCenter to be hosted either on the Windows platform or VCA on the Linux platform
  • Identifying database server locations either on primary sites or remote sites
  • Configuration maximums to be considered

Let's get started straightaway with identifying decision-driving factors for installation and configuration.

Identifying whether vCenter will be hosted on a physical server or on VM Server

There is a long debate in the VMware blogs and community ...

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