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VMware vSphere Design, 2nd Edition by Scott Lowe, Forbes Guthrie

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Chapter 3

The Management Layer

In this chapter, we'll discuss the points you should take into account when you're designing your management layer. We'll examine the components of this layer and how you incorporate them into your design.

The management layer comprises several components. In this chapter, we'll address what you should consider for your design regarding these items, among others:

  • Operating system and resources to use for your vCenter Server
  • Deciding whether your vCenter Server should be physical or virtual
  • Providing redundancy for the vCenter Server
  • Planning for the security of the management layer

Reviewing the Components of the Management Layer

What is the management layer? It's definitely not the executives or the board of ...

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