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

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Chapter 5. Roadblocks to 100% Virtualization

This book began by describing the proper framework for building a solid vSphere infrastructure design. It further discussed the processes for implementing, operating, and managing the design. At this point, you have completed your first foray in virtualization, but there might still be some work ahead. Now it is time to move on to the final frontier—working toward 100% virtualization.

Virtualization is an enabler for higher availability and easier management of servers. In fact, we would go so far as to say that virtualization is the leading cause of scope creep in our customers’ projects. Often, engagements start off with a set number of physical servers that will be consolidated. Sometimes before ...

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