VMware HA Poster


Welcome! The VMware community finally has a large-format poster for VMware HA. It was hard work but I had tremendous fun putting the first version of this poster together and getting it printed. Thanks to CloudPhysics for sponsoring the final graphics, tweaking and printing. Please participate in my survey below to download the poster PDF. Think of the survey as a give-get … you get a poster with tons of useful information and I get data that I can use to make better products for you. Oh and I’ll publish the results on my blog as well. You may receive messages to your email address.


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The poster pdf file is 4 MB large. The download will start automatically after this quick, 30-second survey. I will publish the results on You agree to occasional email updates from me personally.
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Printed Copies of VMware HA posters

If you’d like a stack snail mailed to your vMug or vForum event, please just drop me a line (twitter @virtualirfan, email irfan at cloudphysics dot com). If you’d like one mailed to you directly, just sign up for the free CloudPhysics service, then email me.

About VMware vSphere HA

High availability is a system design approach and associated service implementation that ensures a prearranged level of operational performance will be met during a contractual measurement period. —Wikipedia

Many years ago, while I was at VMware, we invested in a major initiative to bring HA within reach of all virtualized data centers. The result is one of the most used automated features in vSphere history (the other one being DRS). All isn’t rosy though if you’ve ever tried to operationalize HA, which can be rather difficult to understand and operate. My good friend Duncan Epping of VMware R&D is the world expert in vSphere HA so I’ve been picking his brains about high availability topics for years. Recently, his help on two things was highly appreciated.

  1. The CloudPhysics suite of cards focused on high availability including
    • An automatic HA health check; think of it like vCheck for HA
    • An HA Simulator; think of it as a flight simulator for your datacenter
  2. A brand new VMware HA poster

Enjoy! And don’t forget to leave feedback.

3 comments for “VMware HA Poster

  1. Rengarajan
    February 8, 2014 at 10:41 am

    good one…..

  2. February 11, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Nice one!!

  3. February 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Excellent article

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