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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Design considerations of storage layers with industry inputs

Design consideration for storage should start with architecting VMware storage. It should follow the life cycle, starting with gathering and developing a technical specification; estimating cost, ROI, and TCO; developing high-level design for storage implementation; and following low-level considerations, such as IOPS, RAID, interface, controllers, cache, coalescing, storage workload catalog, storage alignment, and performance fine-tuning.

While designing your infrastructure, follow the PPP approach and the following key points will assist you further in creating a better design:

  • Choose a requirement-based vendor for storage. Ensure that storage vendor supports advanced vSphere features, ...

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