Sometimes in life you find out that one or more of your assumptions are completely wrong. This year I moved back from a development role back into customer facing delivery mode. I have met many strong VMware administrators this year, but was surprised to find in almost every environment there were things that could be improved based on VMware best practices. Unlike me, these administrators do not have the opportunity to work on VMware the majority of time. This led me to create this series. My assumption was that everyone knows these things, but as I stated in my opening assumptions can completely wrong.
Over the next few weeks, I will be laying out things for you to check in your environment. If you are not doing these things, it does not necessarily mean that you are doing something wrong. The key to remember here is that these are general best practice recommendations not given with any understanding of your particular environment. If you are doing something other than the “best practice”, then make sure you have a solid reason behind your choice.
Please take these recommendations for what they are, just general best practices. With these, hopefully you will be able to find a few things to improve your environment. If you would like specific recommendations based on a Professional Services Engagement, then reach out to our team via the contact us page.
This series is not intended to an exhaustive list, but hopefully will be useful to you. I will cover the following areas Datacenter, Virtual Machine, SSO and Core-4: CPU & RAM (compute), Networking, and Storage.
DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed in this blog are my individual opinions (not any company I may be working for in any capacity). Prior to changing anything in your unique environment, you should consult a professional.