Ensuring high availability and business continuity is a key part of virtualization that is often overlooked or considered after the fact. It is equally as important as configuring storage devices and setting up virtual networking. Virtualization and VMware vSphere in particular enable new ways to provide high availability and business continuity. There are multiple layers where vSphere administrators can help provide high availability in a variety of ways, depending on the needs of the business and the unique requirements of the organization. This chapter discusses some of the tools and techniques available to you.
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