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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Configuration considerations for better vSphere storage design

The ESXi hosts that we deploy and the amount of storage space that the VM requires regulate the level of service that we can provide in the environment and how well the environment can scale to higher service demands as the business grows. The list of factors we need to consider when building our virtual infrastructure so it scales in response to workload changes is as follows:

  • Load balancing can be achieved using vMotion or VMware DRS to migrate a VM to other ESXi hosts for high availability. If you are planning to use shared storage in your design, we can design load balancing without any disruption to the business.
  • Storage consolidation and simplifying storage layout helps consolidate ...

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