VMware vCloud Director (vCD) allows you to build out your environment to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). , vCloud Director delivers cloud computing for existing datacenters by pooling virtual infrastructure resources and delivering them to users as catalog-based services. All of this can be wrapped up in a self-service web interface as well.
All of this stuff requires planning for performance and tuning. VMware has released a whitepaper aimed at helping admins build vCD environments. The whitepaper focuses on three main areas:
- vCloud Director sizing guidelines and software requirements
- Performance characterization and best practices for key vCloud Director operations and new features
- Best practices in performance and tuning vCloud Director Architecture
So, if you are thinking about building out your VMware infrastructure as a private cloud, or are already in the process of doing so, check out this white paper to get the best performance and tips on best practices.