Many data center operators and managed service providers have learned the challenges of managing the performance and availability of services built on virtualization technologies. All too often, early adopters of virtualization have struggled with limited technology features and stability constraints. This white paper from Nimsoft offers best practices for optimizing performance and availability in virtual infrastructures.
There are many benefits associated with virtualization, such as ease of management and use. After these initial successes, however, IT management often starts to be concerned about the growing sprawl of business critical virtual machines and the lack of visibility required to effectively understand the performance of these IT services.
This white paper outlines a series of virtualization deployment best practices including advice on laying the foundation, adding the physical and virtual environments and how to successfully pull it all together. There is also a section on special considerations for managed service providers. To down load this best practices document click here.