Virtualization

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0

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Executive Summary

VMware has released a book on the performance guidelines covering the most critical performance areas involved in VMware vSphere 4.0. The book provides guidance to IT managers and especially system administrator working for large organizations which are planning deployment of VMware vSphere 4.0 for efficient and performance oriented virtual networking systems. It is assumed in the book that the readers are familiar with the basic verbiage, terminology and concepts involved in VMware vSphere 4.0. However, if the user is looking for complete guides on planning and configuration instruction, it is recommended that the user refer to the other papers and manuals released by VMware on their individual product. The content of the book covers Hardware usage with VMware vSphere 4.0 (which covers guidance on selection of hardware to be used with vSphere, Virtual Machines and ESX (provided information on software in VMware ESX and the virtual machines using it, Guest Operating System (provides information on Guest Operating Machines which operate via virtual machines) and Virtual Infrastructure Management (offers information and guidance on industry best practices on resource management). For those who are not familiar with the concepts, products or the terminology used in VMware Technology Network, the book also gives external links to individual papers written on each product that can serve as informative reference to the readers. Alternatively one can also surf the official website of VMware to get information.

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