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 vSphere-Design

Author: Scott Lowe , Forbes Guthrie

Written by two virtualization experts and packed with real-world strategies and examples, VMware vSphere Design, Second Edition will help you design smart design decisions.

  • Shows IT administrators how plan, deploy, maintain, and optimize vSphere virtualization solutions
  • Explains the design decisions typically encountered at every step in the process and how to make the right choices
  • Covers server hardware selection, network topology, security, storage, virtual machine design, and more
  • Topics include ESXi hypervisors deployment, vSwitches versus dvSwitches, and FC, FCoE, iSCSI, or NFS storage

 

Author: Bill Ferguson

 The Official VCP5 Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section.Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master VMware VCP510 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD

 

Author: Scott Lowe

 A new and updated edition of bestselling Mastering VMware vSphere 4

Written by leading VMware expert, this book covers all the features and capabilities of VMware vSphere. You’ll learn how to install, configure, operate, manage, and secure the latest release.

  • Covers all the new features and capabilities of the much-anticipated new release of VMware vSphere
  • Discusses the planning, installation, operation, and management for the latest release
  • Reviews migration to the latest vSphere software
  • Offers hands-on instruction and clear explanations with real-world examples
Author:Mostafa Khalil The more important VMware virtualized infrastructure becomes, the more important virtualization storage becomes. Virtualization storage planning and management is complex, and it’s been almost impossible to find authoritative guidance – until now. In Storage Design and Implementation in vSphere 5.0, one of VMware’s leading experts completely demystifies the “black box” of vSphere storage, and provides illustrated, step-by-step procedures for performing virtually every task associated with it. Mostafa Khalil brings together detailed techniques and guidelines, insights for better architectural design, planning and management best practices, common configuration details, and deep dives into both vSphere and external storage-related technologies. He gives technical professionals the deep understanding they need to make better choices, solve problems, and keep problems from occurring in the first place. This book answers crucial, ground-level questions such as: How do you configure storage array from “Vendor X” to support vSphere “Feature Y”? How do you know you’ve configured it correctly? What happens if you misconfigure it? How can you tell from logs and other tools that you have a problem – and how do you fix it? Most of the author’s troubleshooting techniques are based on his own personal experience as a senior VMware support engineer helping customers troubleshoot their own vSphere production environments – experience that nobody else has.
 

Authors: Brian Eiler, Steve Jones, John Hales

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND TROUBLESHOOTING focuses on planning, installing, and maintaining vSphere environments. It is not a verbose documentation-style tome, but rather a comprehensive guide based on the tips, tricks, and gotchas gleaned from the authors’ years of experience as vSphere consultants and trainers. The book is separated into four discrete sections: planning, implementation, troubleshooting, and security. The structure of the book provides readers with a balanced, deep understanding of vSphere. The authors have incorporated nearly two decades of consulting and training experience in the pages of this book. Real-world experience has been leveraged to help readers avoid the pitfalls that the authors have learned the hard way. Written by trainers, this book presents the material utilizing a practical teaching style. This experience will benefit both the new and veteran administrator alike. While this book does cover the new features found in vSphere 5, it doesn’t assume that the reader has extensive experience with the previous versions of vSphere. ADMINISTERING VSPHERE 5: PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND TROUBLESHOOTING provides newcomers with a solid foundation in vSphere, while also filling in the gaps for more experienced readers
 

Maximum vSphere is the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, working reference for everyone who plans, implements, or administers VMware virtual infrastructure. Authored by top VMware consultants, it brings together proven best practices, tips, and solutions for achieving outstanding performance and reliability in your production environment.

This book brings together crucial knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including powerful new vSphere 4 techniques drawn from the experiences of dozens of advanced practitioners. You’ll find sophisticated, expert coverage of virtual machines, vCenter Server, networking, storage, backups, vMotion, fault tolerance, vSphere management, installation, upgrades, security, and much more.

 

Author: Brian Atkinson

The VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP-510) is the most desired certification for virtualization professionals, and this study guide covers all the requirements. Skill in virtualization is a top priority for companies when hiring IT staff, and VMware skills are in high demand. Part of the highly acclaimed Sybex Study Guide series, this comprehensive book guides you through planning, installing, and upgrading ESX/ESXi; configuring networking, storage, and vCenter Server; deploying and managing virtual machines, and much more.

  • Virtualization skills are in high demand by employers, and the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 certification enhances your marketability as an IT professional
  • This Sybex Study Guide helps prepare you to successfully complete all parts of the exam
  • Covers all aspects of ESX/ESXi planning, installation, upgrading, configuration, troubleshooting, and alarm management
  • Includes 100% coverage of the exam objectives, real world scenarios, hands-on exercises, challenging review questions, bonus practice exams, and electronic flashcards

If you want the best preparation for the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 exam, this is the study guide you need.

Author : Mike Laverick

Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 is the complete, technical, hands-on guide to VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.0 installation and configuration for experienced VMware professionals.VMware forum moderator and vExpert Mike Laverick fully explains SRM 5.0’s failover/failback procedures, walks readers through configuring storage replication with hardware from several leading suppliers, and shows how to efficiently implement fast, automated, centralized disaster recovery. Drawing on his extensive experience with SRM and vSphere, Laverick identifies common pitfalls and errors, explains why they occur, and shows exactly how to fix them.Fully up to date for SRM 5.0, this book delivers “in-the-trenches” technical knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including expert guidance for utilizing SRM 5.0’s advanced new vSphere Replication (VR).

Author: Mike Laverick & Barry Coombs

This book is all about VMware View 5.1 and ThinApp 4.7.2 administration – and it takes in a wide scope of complementary technologies from the likes of Teradici, BitDefender and F5 Networks. Towards the end the focus switches away from virtual desktops to look at the future of end-user computing including VMware’s ThinApp Factory and Horizon Appliction Manager.
 Author: Sean Crookston & Harley Stagner The Complete Guide to Planning, Deploying, and Operating  High-Performance VMware vSphere 5 Virtual InfrastructureTo make the most of VMware’s vSphere 5, IT professionals need knowledge, tips, and insights they’ll  never find in the manuals–or in any book, until now! In Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments, two world-class VMware experts offer start-to-finish lessons for vSphere planning, implementation, operation, management, and troubleshooting: expert insights drawn from their unsurpassed  “in-the-trenches” consulting experience.Writing for experienced VMware professionals, the authors focus on high-value techniques optimized for the new vSphere 5, helping you establish frameworks that support your virtual infrastructure’s evolution for years to come. They present scenarios and examples drawn from real-world data, helping you address crucial issues ranging from sizing and performance to redundancy. The book concludes with a full  case study that walks you through a design from inception through implementation and explores the reasons for each key decision.
 

VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive zooms in on three key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a “how to” guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a vSphere HA and vSphere DRS cluster and to implement vSphere Storage DRS. Even more important, it explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA, DRS and Storage DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA, DRS and Storage DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools, Datastore Clusters and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures and fundamental supporting features like (Storage) vMotion, Storage I/O Control and much more are described in detail for the very first time. This book is also the ultimate guide to be prepared for any HA, DRS or Storage DRS related question or case study that might be presented during VMware VCDX, VCP and or VCAP exams. Coverage includes: HA node types HA isolation detection and response HA admission control VM Monitoring HA and DRS integration DRS imbalance algorithm Resource Pools Impact of reservations and limits CPU Resource Scheduling Memory Scheduler DPM Datastore Clusters Storage DRS algorithm Influencing SDRS recommendations Be prepared to dive deep
Author : Cody Bunch Unleash the Power of vCenter Orchestrator to Automate Tasks and Improve EfficiencyToday, VMware administrators are responsible for far more infrastructure, servers, and services than ever before. To succeed, they must take full advantage of opportunities to automate and orchestrate their vSphere environments. In Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator, three-time vExpert Cody Bunch shows how to utilize VMware vCenter Orchestrator (vCO) 4.2 to achieve far higher levels of operational efficiency and effectiveness.Bunch reveals what vCO can do, walks through each step of installation and configuration, explains how its “moving parts” work together, and thoroughly introduces both plug-ins and workflows. Building on this core knowledge, he presents several start-to-finish case studies showing how to use vCO to address real-world challenges ranging from provisioning to snapshots, cluster management to decommissioning.Whatever your VMware virtualization environment, this book will help you do more with less, save time, eliminate errors, and improve both performance and reliability.
 

VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical Deepdive zooms in on two key components of every VMware based infrastructure and is by no means a “how to” guide. It covers the basic steps needed to create a VMware HA and DRS cluster, but even more important explains the concepts and mechanisms behind HA and DRS which will enable you to make well educated decisions. This book will take you in to the trenches of HA and DRS and will give you the tools to understand and implement e.g. HA admission control policies, DRS resource pools and resource allocation settings. On top of that each section contains basic design principles that can be used for designing, implementing or improving VMware infrastructures. This book is also the ultimate guide to be prepared for any HA or DRS related questions and case studies that might be presented during VMware VCDX, VCP and or VCAP exams

Authors: Luc DekensAlan RenoufGlenn SizemoreArnim van Lieshout, Jonathan Medd

You’re One-Stop Reference for VMware vSphere Automation

If you manage vSphere in a Windows environment, automating routine tasks can save you time and increase efficiency. VMware vSphere PowerCLI is a set of pre-built commands based on Windows PowerShell that is designed to help you automate vSphere processes involving virtual machines, datacenters, storage, networks, and more. This detailed guide—using a practical, task-based approach and real-world examples—shows you how to get the most out of PowerCLI’s handy cmdlets.

 

Author: Larry Loucks

There are thousands of How-to books on the market. This book is a hind-sight book. There are many common misconfigurations and mistakes that one can find over and over in virtual environments. This book is designed to illustrate some of these common mistakes and describe the impact on the virtual environment. In this book one can discover how/why these misconfigurations can cost your company piles of money, degrade performance and lower ROI for your virtual environment.

Of course after all of that, this book shows admins the proper way to configure the environment as well.

Topics include: 

– Storage misconfigurations, impact, detection and best practices
– CPU misconfigurations, impact, detection and best practices
– Memory misconfigurations, impact, detection and best practices
– Network, impact, detection and best practices
– P2V migrations improper and proper methodologies

You’ve probably heard it said, Hindsight is 20/20. This book is hindsight taken from years of experience in the virtualization arena by the author.

Grab all of the how-to books you like but make sure you pick up a copy of this book and avoid common pitfalls and mistakes of implementing a virtual environment.

 

Author: Hal Rottenberg

VMware is the king when it comes to virtualization. Windows PowerShell has received huge accolades as an extremely powerful tool for automation of IT tasks. These two technologies make a lot of sense together, and VMware is now making that happen with the release of their VI Toolkit for Windows. In “Managing VMware Infrastructure With Windows PowerShell”, you will learn how to perform everything from simple ad-hoc reporting at the command-line (“Are any of my virtual machines powered off?”) to complex scripts to automate a massive deployment of hundreds of virtual machines. Simple, yet powerful; concise, yet robust; you will enjoy using this new language to solve your old problems using less code than you thought possible. If you are a system administrator responsible for managing a VMware Virtual Infrastructure (version 2.0 or above), or a standalone ESX Server (version 3.0 or above), then you need this book. Aimed at scripters of every level, the book starts off with a PowerShell primer and continues well into the internals of virtualization on the VMware platform.
 

Authors: Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping, Dave Mishchenko, Stuart Radnidge, Alan Renouf

vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide continues from an idea started several years ago by a few engineers. The idea was simple, provide an easy to use reference guide for all level administrators, consultants and architects. Recently VMware introduced many new features in vSphere 4.0 and with this handy pocket guide you will learn about each of these new features. With each chapter, the pages in this essential guide will answer common questions while giving you unprecedented insight into: Expert tips & tricks Pitfalls to avoid RemoteCLI & PowerCLI (PowerShell) scripts Configuration how to’s Virtualization best practices

 

Authors: John Y. Arrasjid, Ben Lin, Raman Veeramraju, Steve Kaplan, Duncan Epping, Michael Haines

Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director provides use cases, design considerations, and technology guidance to answer your questions about cloud computing. The primary intended audience is those interested in learning about VMware cloud computing products and solutions, but content on third-party technologies is also included where appropriate.
 

Author: Scott Lowe

As part of the highly acclaimed Mastering series from Sybex, this book offers a comprehensive look at VMware vSphere 4, how to implement it, and how to make the most of what it offers.

 Shows administrators how to use VMware to realize significant savings in hardware costs while still providing adequate “servers” for their users
  • Demonstrates how to partition a physical server into several virtual machines, reducing the overall server footprint within the operations center
  • Explains how VMware subsumes a network to centralize and simplify its management, thus alleviating the effects of “virtual server sprawl”

Now that virtualization is a key cost-saving strategy, Mastering VMware vSphere 4 is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities.

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