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Storage Design and Implementation in Vsphere 5.0(r) (Vmware Press)

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THE ONLY AUTHORITATIVE, COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VSPHERE STORAGE IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT

 

Effective VMware virtualization storage planning and management has become crucial–but it can be extremely complex. Now, the leading VMware expert on storage completely demystifies the "black box" of vSphere storage and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing every key task associated with it. You’ll gain the deep understanding you need to make better storage decisions, solve problems, and keep problems from occurring in the first place.

 

Mostafa Khalil presents techniques based on years of personal experience helping customers troubleshoot storage in their vSphere production environments. With more experience than anyone else in the field, he combines expert guidelines, insights for better architectural design, best practices for both planning and management, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and third-party storage.

 

Storage Implementation in vSphere® 5.0 fully explains each storage connectivity choice and protocol supported by VMware, introduces Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA), and shows how to build on PSA with multipathing, failover, and ALUA. It thoroughly introduces Storage Virtualization Devices (SVDs) and VMDirectPath I/O, and shows how to drive powerful improvements in performance, flexibility, and manageability with VMFS 5 and VAAI.

 

COVERAGE INCLUDES

 

  • Understanding how FC, FCoE, and iSCSI interact with VMware vSphere 5
  • Implementing specific VMware capabilities on storage hardware from each leading vendor
  • Avoiding, recognizing, and fixing misconfigurations and other problems
  • Using third-party MPIO plug-ins certified with vSphere 5 and PSA
  • Maximizing availability through multipathing and failover
  • Implementing fixed and round-robin multipathing on arrays with ALUA support
  • Monitoring and optimizing virtual storage performance
  • Managing vSphere-compatible file systems: VMFS and NFS
  • Taking full advantage of VMDirectPath I/O
  • Implementing heterogeneous storage configurations
  • Presenting abstracted storage through virtual disks and Raw Device Mappings (RDMs)
  • Using VMFS 5 to simplify management and improve scalability in large-scale environments
  • Sharing storage and migrating more easily across multiple VMware vSphere instances
  • Optimizing storage performance with VAAI-compliant devices

Mostafa Khalil, Senior Staff Engineer with VMware Global Support Services, specializes in storage integration for virtual environments. He has worked for VMware for 13 years and supported all VMware virtualization products since Workstation for Linux 1.0 beta. Khalil has worked on most enterprise storage vendors’ solutions and received engineering-level training for many of them. He has presented at every VMworld, and at VMware Partner Exchange, VMware User Group, and USENIX.

 

 

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-79993-7

ISBN-10: 0-321-79993-3

Synopsis:

The more important VMware virtualized infrastructure becomes, the more important virtualization storage becomes. Virtualization storage planning and management is complex, and it's been almost impossible to find authoritative guidance - until now. In Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 5.0, one of VMware's leading experts completely demystifies the "black box" of vSphere storage, and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing virtually every task associated with it. Mostafa Khalil brings together detailed techniques and guidelines, insights for better architectural design, planning and management best practices, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and external storage-related technologies. He gives technical professionals the deep understanding they need to make better choices, solve problems, and keep problems from occurring in the first place. This book answers crucial, ground-level questions such as: How do you configure storage array from "Vendor X" to support vSphere "Feature Y"? How do you know you've configured it correctly? What happens if you misconfigure it? How can you tell from logs and other tools that you have a problem - and how do you fix it? Most of the author's troubleshooting techniques are based on his own personal experience as a senior VMware support engineer helping customers troubleshoot their own vSphere production environments - experience that nobody else has.

About the Author

Mostafa Khalil is a Senior Staff Engineer with VMware Global Support Services. He has worked for VMware for 12+ years and supported all VMware virtualization products since Workstation for Linux 1.0 beta. His specialty is storage integration in virtual environments. Khalil has worked on most enterprise storage vendors' solutions and received engineering-level training from many of them. He has presented at every VMworld since the event's inception, as well as at VMware Partner Exchange (formerly Technical Solution Exchange), the VMware User Group, and USENIX. His professional certifications include: VCDX, VCP, VCAP4 DCA, MCSE, Master CNE, HP ASE, IBM CSE, and Lotus CLP.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Storage

1. Storage Types

2. Protocols and Standards

3.  Storage Connectivity and Media

4. VMware Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA)

5. 3rd party Multipathing Plug-ins

6. Storage Virtualization Devices (SVDs)

7. LUN Sizing Design Decisions and Best Practices

8. Performance Optimization Monitoring

Part 2: File Systems

9. VMFS

10. NFS

11. VisorFS

Part 3: Storage Virtual Appliances (SVAs)

12. Concept and Architecture

13. Design Decisions for using SVAs

Part 4: Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery (BC/DR)

14. Virtual Machines and Applications Clustering

15. Metro Clusters and Stretch Clusters

16. Standby Servers (Blades)

17. Disaster Recovery Design

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321799937
Author:
Khalil, Mostafa
Publisher:
Vmware Press
Subject:
Database-Client Server
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
VMware Press
Publication Date:
20120730
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
700
Dimensions:
9.14 x 7.01 x 1.26 in 989 gr

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"Synopsis" by , The more important VMware virtualized infrastructure becomes, the more important virtualization storage becomes. Virtualization storage planning and management is complex, and it's been almost impossible to find authoritative guidance - until now. In Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 5.0, one of VMware's leading experts completely demystifies the "black box" of vSphere storage, and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing virtually every task associated with it. Mostafa Khalil brings together detailed techniques and guidelines, insights for better architectural design, planning and management best practices, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and external storage-related technologies. He gives technical professionals the deep understanding they need to make better choices, solve problems, and keep problems from occurring in the first place. This book answers crucial, ground-level questions such as: How do you configure storage array from "Vendor X" to support vSphere "Feature Y"? How do you know you've configured it correctly? What happens if you misconfigure it? How can you tell from logs and other tools that you have a problem - and how do you fix it? Most of the author's troubleshooting techniques are based on his own personal experience as a senior VMware support engineer helping customers troubleshoot their own vSphere production environments - experience that nobody else has.
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