best practice for vsphere installations
Posted on 2011-09-20
Iam having Dell R710 server which is in compatible list of vsphere 5.0 also procured vmware vsphere essential plus as EMC storage implementation is going to take few more weeks mean while i have planed to install the vsphere hypervisor 5.0 host on the Dell R710 with 03 vms (one for ubuntu , one suse linux and one redhathat) make this avail for the production latter when the stoarge (EMC vnxe3100) gets available in two weeks then will migrate this VMs to the shared storage. Iam having few doubts:
1. How much space shall i go with for each VMs as the reason is in two weeks will be migrating to the shared storage (EMC vnxe3100 box)
2. As iam going to migrate all the 03 vms including the vcenter appliance server to the shared storage after two weeks what are the measures or considerations to be take while installing these 03 vms, please give me the best practices for this.
3. Please provide me how to docs for installing the vms on the local storage,
4. even though i am having essential plus still will use the evaluation version for 60 days so that can check all the features.