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Single Points of Failure of VMware hosts

1) What would be some example single points of failures to look out for in environments using VMWare ESXi hosts to host up to 10 Guest Servers. And example fixes to remediate the SPOF's.

2) Just as a general rule, if you take on new networks is it common to find SPOF's in virtal environments? And any specific reasons why, i.e. cost of the high availability solution to mitigate the SPOF?

3) Are SPOF limited only to technology, or can people processes essentially be SPOF? if so what do you do to eliminate human/process SPOF?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Neil Russell

See a great paper by Dell on the very subject.

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/power/ps4q05-20050285-Stanford.pdf
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5) Can you define 'single servers' in laymans terms?

6) Would lack of backup also count as spof?
Neil Russell

If you have a SINGLE VMWare HOST machine with ESKi installed on it, NOT clustered.
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Neil Russell

No backups? its not a SPOF but an idiots mistake.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Single server fails, no VMs can run!