If you are an IT administrator and you manage VMware vSphere virtualization platform, have a look at these useful tips:
-Don't use Raw Device Mappings (RDMs). Try VMware Virtual Volumes instead, which is far less complex and more useful.
-See VMFS volumes and make sure they are upgraded.
-Use vSphere tags and categories. They help you organize virtual machines (VMs) in a customized way, considering elements not related to infrastructure. You can arrange them, for example, by production, development, off-site DR...
-Consider replicated MV. It will allow you implementing failover systems, among others.
-Take a look at Virtual SAN as storage system, as it is one of the best ones for vSphere and it gets better with every update.
-Keep a copy of vCenter Converter handy. It is very useful to move VMs when other tools don't work.
-Check what VMs take the most IOPs. It is a good idea to have a tool which performs this task, as VMs behaviours change.
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Source: Virtualization Review