VMware has created separate best practice documents for compute, storage, networking, and performance. The latest guide can be found at Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere.
The BCA team (Sudhir Balasubramanian , Oleg Ulyanov and Deji Akomolafe) has undertaken a major overhaul of the Common BCA Best Practices in 2021.
The General BCA Best Practices guide released Nov , 2021 Architecting Business Critical Applications on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds provides best practice general guidelines for designing and implementing business-critical application (BCA) workloads on VMware vSphere platforms. The recommendations are not specific to a particular hardware set, nor to the size and scope of a particular BCA workload implementation.
The examples and considerations in this document provide guidance only and do not represent strict design requirements, as varying application requirements can result in many valid configuration possibilities.
The General BCA Best Practices guide Architecting Business Critical Applications on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds holds good for all General Best Practices for deploying any Applications on VMware vSphere platform.
In addition to the above General BCA Best Practices guide , the Oracle on VMware Best Practices guide has been revamped and released on November, 2021 by Sudhir Balasubramanian. It holds good for all versions of Oracle starting 11gR2 and all versions of VMware vSphere starting 5.x.
The Oracle on VMware Best Practices guide can be found at Architecting Oracle Workloads on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds BEST PRACTICES GUIDE
It’s recommended to read the guides below in order they are listed before reviewing the current guide to effectively designing and implementing business-critical Oracle Workloads on the VMware hybrid cloud platform.
- Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere
- Architecting Business Critical Applications on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds
The sections in the Oracle Best Practices paper draw from the relevant content in Architecting Business Critical Applications on VMware Hybrid Multi-Clouds.
The approach described above is summarized in the illustration below.
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