VMworld 2007 has come and gone, but if you missed it, many of the sessions have been made public. Session BC10, titled VMware HA Guidelines and Best Practices is viewable online complete with screencast, audio (mp3) and pdf document.
A High Availability setup is only as good as its weakest link. In this session, learn more details about the inner workings of VMware HA and best practices for setting up and managing a robust production environment. We will review common pitfalls related to DNS, network and SAN setup, isolation response, and capacity planning, and will explain advanced configuration options available for customization. We will also share troubleshooting tips, and discuss some future directions.