Whenever a new vSphere version comes out, I upgrade at least one of my clusters to it but when I get a chance, also install a new fresh one. So, the time has come for me to build a fresh vSphere 6 cluster. Normally, I just do an install with all the standard things done and other additions happen over the course of time but this time, I am thinking of getting your suggestions on what I should install right from the start.
Now two things are already decided about this one:
- vSphere 6 Update 1, and
- PernixData’s amazing FVP 3.x and Architect 1.x (Obviously! If you haven’t seen them in action, you’re seriously missing out)
For the rest, I would like to have your suggestions. If it was your lab, what additional things would you like to put into this environment. I have other clusters/hosts so don’t hold back on your suggestions.
I know that you all will be helpful anyway but as Christmas is coming, in return for your time, I am going to randomly select respondents on Friday 4, 11, 18 December 2015 (1700 GMT) and send them these two brilliant books from PernixData:
- vSphere Design Pocketbook, and
- vSphere Design Pocketbook 2.0 – Blog Edition
They are concise but hugely useful books and contain nuggets of wisdom from many well-respected experts from the virtualisation world. Once submitted, names will be included in all draws (unless you’ve opted out or have won a set already).
It would be great if you could:
- Spread the word about the survey,
- Record your name and Twitter handle,
- Choose if you want to be included in the draw or not, and
- Submit your response.
Here is the link to the survey: http://goo.gl/forms/H7HocF1vIm
My thanks in advance for taking the time to fill this survey. While I might not be able to implement all your suggestions, I will certainly try to do as much as I can.
Looking forward to all your submissions!
Update: This survey is now closed. Hopefully, I’ll do a post soon, summarising all the suggestions. Thank you all for submitting them!