From the Back Cover
Best Practices, How-Tos, and Technical Deep Dives for Working VMware VI4/VI3 Pros
Maximum vSphereis 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 Eric Siebert takes the same hands-on approach that made hisVMware®VI3 Implementation and Administrationso popular with working professionals. Whether you're implementing or managing vSphere 4, upgrading from older virtualization technologies, or taking new responsibilities in any VMware environment, you'll find this bookindispensable.
- Understanding how key vSphere 4 changes affect production environments
- Working with ESX and ESXi hosts and host profiles
- Getting “under the hood with vSphere 4 virtual machines
- Making the most of vCenter Server and plug-ins
- Choosing and configuring storage for maximum efficiency
- vSphere Networking: physical/virtual NICs, standard/distributed vSwitches, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and more
- Monitoring and troubleshooting vSphere performance: CPU, memory, disk/storage, and other issues
- Backing up and recovering VMware environments
- Using advanced features, including High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource, Distributed Power Management (DPM) and Vmotion
- Managing vSphere through the client, Web access, command line, Management Assistant, Powershell, ESX Service Console, and third-party tools
- Building your own vSphere 4 lab
- Performing more efficient installations and upgrades
About the Author
a VMware vExpert and a twenty-five-year IT industry veteran, has achieved elite Guru status on VMware’s VMTN support forums, maintains the VMware information web site vsphere-land.com, and regularly blogs and contributes to many Tech Target web sites, including searchvmware.com and searchservervirtualization.com. He is the author of VMware
® VI3 Implementation and Administration
(Prentice Hall, 2009), a past VMworld speaker, and a frequent Best of VMworld awards judge.
Contributor Simon Seagrave, a VMware vExpert and VCP, has worked with VMware products since the early days of VMware GSX. He covers virtualization, servers, and storage related technologies on his popular blog, TechHead (techhead.co.uk).