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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Choosing adequate server designs

After being aware of the possible processor and memory configurations, a very crucial aspect is to pick the appropriate server design. There are several completely different design concepts that fit in special use cases. In the following sections, we will take a deeper look at the most common server designs.

Conventional tower and rack servers

Primarily designed for small business or remote offices and branch offices (ROBO), tower servers are entry-level servers. In comparison with other server types, tower servers are more comparable to the conventional desktop computers as they often lack advanced server features such as redundant power supply units (PSU) and remote management cards. Tower servers are not suitable ...

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