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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Summary

In this chapter, we covered the basic vSphere cluster design concepts. You now know how scale-out setups differ from the scale-up alternatives; you also understand how to choose a concept that is suitable for our requirements. When designing a cluster, it is essential to care about redundancy and availability. To increase the availability, we can utilize vSphere technologies such as High Availability and Fault Tolerance. It is important to keep in mind that Fault-Tolerance can have a slight impact on an application's performance as a kind of transaction technology is used to synchronize both virtual machines. You also know how to implement the affinity and anti-affinity rules and save power while still achieving our workload requirements. ...

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