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

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Chapter 4. Managing the Environment

Capacity Management

After the infrastructure is deployed, the work does not stop there. As automated as a vSphere virtual infrastructure is, it still must be managed on an ongoing basis because workloads fluctuate and business needs change. This chapter examines managing the infrastructure as it grows.

Storage Capacity Management

Storage is the only hardware component that impacts all of the hosts in a vSphere cluster because it is a shared resource. If storage capacity runs low on a datastore, it can affect virtual machines on all the hosts because they are housed on the shared storage. For this reason, storage capacity management is the most important capacity management function in the virtual infrastructure. ...

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