While we opt for the traditional server installation so we can control the patch level that is applied which is particularly important when using VSphere FT. There are additional options such as boot from SAN and now with VSphere 5; Auto Deploy which allows you to boot from network. What I would say with both options is that you would need to setup a centralized syslog collector and in the case of the Auto Deploy option, Host Profiles which I would say are essential for that configuration.
Both options allow for diskless server configurations.
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