Date Added: Dec 2009
This paper describes the best practices for running a typical ESRI ArcGIS Server deployment on VMware Infrastructure. It provides basic guidance on the architectural design of an ArcGIS deployment and the value of utilizing the VMware platform to provide virtual infrastructure. It then discusses results of recent testing conducted jointly by VMware and ESRI characterizing the performance and functionality of ArcGIS Server running on VMware infrastructure version 3.5i update 3. Finally, it outlines some best practices for utilizing the two products together in the datacenter.