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Foundation for Cloud Computing with VMware vSphere 4 (USENIX Short Topics in System Administration, Paperback – 2010

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  • Paperback: 129 pages
  • Publisher: USENIX Association (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931971722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931971720
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,515,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Baer VINE VOICE on May 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
Consider this a fairly high level blueprint for the infrastructure underneath your cloud, not a schematic for building the entire cloud, and you won't be disappointed. This book provides an excellent foundation for those trying understand VMware's vision of cloud computing and how VMware vSphere components (vCenter, SRM, View, CapacityIQ, etc.) map into that domain. It provides an overview of the various VMware technologies, as well as explaining some use cases for those technologies. One of the earlier sections is entitled, "What is Virtualization?" If that doesn't give you an idea of the level of this book, I don't know what to say. I am not new to VMware or virtualization, and I still found this a useful read: it provides a solid refresher.

For more information on this topic, including VMware vCloud Director, look for #24 in the series: Cloud Computing with VMware vCloud Director (Short Topics in System Administration, Volume 24)
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The title of this book was somewhat misleading. As a freshly minted VCP, and now moving onto VCP6-Cloud, I believed this book would give me an introduction to vCloud. Actually, it was just a review on vSphere 4 products without the marketing and sales fluff. A good book for beginners, but really if you're studying for VCP (version 6 in its current iteration) then this book won't help much. It's a small book that was meant for SysAdmins new to VMware back in 2008.

I have a lot of respect for Duncan Epping after reading his vSphere Clustering Deepdive. This book, however, is more of a brochure.
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