Best practices are an ever-evolving list of do's and don'ts. As VMware's ESX Server gets deployed evermore ubiquitously, this list will lengthen. We have presented here some of the things to do, avoid doing, and consider when deploying ESX Server and virtual machines. You'll find this a great place to start, but keep in mind that within your environment this list will expand. Incorporate best practices where you can and you'll make your transition into a virtual infrastructure more painless and easier to manage while reaping the uptime, scalability, and flexibility that ESX Server provides.