2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2017 5:04 AM by jahanzaib

    Vmware Vsphere Data Center Architecture Design Version 6.0

    jahanzaib Novice

      I am working to Built scalable and optimal Data-center Design in VMware Environment. 

       

      1: Lets Assume in 3-5 UCS-Blade Server environment where we could place the Vcenter?

      2: That can be VCenter as appliance or on top of Windows?

      3: What are the recommendation and best Practice to place the Vcenter?

      4: It must be on Separate Rack Mount Server or can be in any Blade inside the UCS?

      5: Apart from the placement of Vcenter / VCSA the database should be Embedded or on separate Server?

        • 1. Re: Vmware Vsphere Data Center Architecture Design Version 6.0
          Richardson Porto Champion
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          1: Lets Assume in 3-5 UCS-Blade Server environment where we could place the Vcenter?

          A dedicated management cluster is the recommended place to put your vCenter server.

           

          2: That can be VCenter as appliance or on top of Windows?

          I will recommend you consider to use the version 6.5 and the appliance version.

           

          3: What are the recommendation and best Practice to place the Vcenter?

          Inside a management cluster with HA enabled and/or consider use the new vCenter 6.5 HA feature.

           

          4: It must be on Separate Rack Mount Server or can be in any Blade inside the UCS?

          Like I said in my previous answers, I dedicated management cluster is the best place to put your vCenter, and is always recommended avoid single point of failure, so if you have a management cluster with nodes across differents racks, that will be the best place.

           

          5: Apart from the placement of Vcenter / VCSA the database should be Embedded or on separate Server?

          Your environment looks very small, based on number of hosts, so with that, the embedded database should be enough.

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          Richardson Porto
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          • 2. Re: Vmware Vsphere Data Center Architecture Design Version 6.0
            jahanzaib Novice

            Hello Richardson,

             

            You said that " Inside a management cluster with HA enabled and/or consider use the new v Center 6.5 HA feature" Can you explain this point further? HA availability in term of physical Separate Blades or V-Center Feature? By the way I will go for V-Center 6.0.

             

            3: What are the recommendation and best Practice to place the Vcenter?

            Inside a management cluster with HA enabled and/or consider use the new vCenter 6.5 HA feature.