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vSphere Design Best Practices by Christopher Kusek, Brian Bolander

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Chapter 5. Virtual Machine Design

By now, you should have a fair understanding of the design principles that make up the core of your virtual datacenter. Virtual machines are the reason we've built such a comprehensive and resilient infrastructure to operate and support. Without these virtual machines and applications, there'd be no purpose to operate and support this environment. This chapter helps to peel back the covers and delve directly into the concepts of the virtual machines themselves.

In this chapter, we'll be covering the following topics:

  • Virtual machine resources, templates, and best practices
  • Virtual machine migrations, including physical to virtual or virtual to virtual
  • Situations where you should allocate more than one vCPU and when ...

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