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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Chapter 1. Hardware Design Concepts and Best Practices

This chapter introduces the aspects that are essential to plan virtual infrastructure setups that are suitable for high-performance applications. You will learn how to choose the right hardware components in accordance with your particular application needs. Also, we will take a deeper look at how to plan a resilient and scalable network setup.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Optimizing CPU and memory configurations
  • Choosing adequate server designs
  • Optimizing storage hardware design
  • Planning network infrastructure designs

Optimizing CPU and memory configurations

When designing server hardware configurations, choosing the most appropriate CPU and memory configuration is an essential ...

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