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Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere® Deployments by Harley Stagner, Sean Crookston

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Chapter 3. Operating the Environment

This chapter focuses on maintaining and monitoring an active environment. At this point, you might or might not have designed an optimal environment. The environment also might not have been implemented to your standards. After all, sometimes you can’t entirely fix what is currently broken and must deal with it for a period of time.

In the field, we see the excitement in customers’ eyes at the power that VMware brings to their infrastructures. Cost savings through hardware, high availability, and ease of management are the main things they are eager to take advantage of. However, this excitement sometimes leads to a lack of focus on some of the new things that must be considered with a virtual infrastructure. ...

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