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The Official VCP5 Certification Guide by Bill Ferguson

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Chapter 3. Planning and Configuring vSphere Storage

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Configuring Shared Storage for vSphere

Configuring the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere

Creating and Configuring VMFS and NFS Datastores

Let’s pretend that you are happy with the host on which your virtual machines (VMs) reside and you do not plan on moving them at all. In other words, you live in a world where features such as vMotion, High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), and Distributed Power Management (DPM) have no value for you. In that case, the best place to keep all of the files that your VMs will need might be only on the local (direct attached) drives of the host.

Of course, you probably do not live in ...

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