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VMware vSphere 4 Administration Instant Reference [Kindle Edition]

Scott Lowe , Jason W. McCarty , Matthew K. Johnson
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Book Description

The only quick reference guide to the number one virtualization product!

Get all your solutions about VMware's newest virtualization infrastructure software on the spot with this handy reference guide. Designed for quick access with special headings, thumb tabs, easy-to-read lists, and more, this book is the perfect companion to any comprehensive VMware guide, such as Mastering VMware vSphere 4.

  • Covers the market-leading virtualization product, VMware's new vSphere 4
  • Offers a quick-access reference for your day-to-day administration of vSphere 4
  • Includes thumb tabs, secondary and tertiary tables of contents, and special heading treatments to provide quick and easy lookup, as well as quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instruction to provide VMware administrators answers on the spot

Keep this helpful, handy guide within easy reach.

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From the Back Cover

All your VMware vSphere 4 questions answered—on the spot!

If you need quick answers and real-world solutions as you administer VMware

vSphere 4, keep this indispensable guide on hand. Designed for busy IT professionals, it's the perfect go-to resource. You'll find easy-to-read lists, quick-reference tables, helpful thumb tabs, and much more in a handy, compact format that puts what you need at your fingertips, fast.

Topics include:

  • Understanding new as well as legacy features
  • Installing and configuring ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server

  • Creating and managing virtual networks

  • Handling licensing, storage, high availability, and business continuity

  • Managing virtual machines, including security and performance

  • Upgrading from VI3 to vSphere 4

  • Mastering the command line

About the Author

Scott Lowe, VMware vExpert, has worked in IT for more than 15 years and currently works with a national VAR/reseller as a technical lead specializing in virtualization. He is also the author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4.

Jason W. McCarty, VMware vExpert and VCP, has worked in IT for more than 15 years and currently works as a systems engineer/IT architect specializing in virtualization, Windows systems, Active Directory, and SQL Server.

Matthew K. Johnson, VCP, is a systems analyst responsible for the VMware infrastructure for a major health care provider. He moderates VMware forums and a weekly VMware podcast.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6243 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470520728
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (April 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003TQKJ8U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909,350 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 30, 2010
I have this on my desk at all times. It acts as a great reference for using vSphere which can be cumbersome at times. The book takes a complex subject and makes it easy to understand. The index was unusually helpful unlike most tech books these days. When I needed to look up a topic I would look in the index and it would point me right where I needed to be.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good suplement to the online VMware PDFs November 24, 2010
By s100bus
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I downloaded the PDF "ESX and Vcenter Server Installation Guide" but I needed more information. As background I'm bringing up a test of a cluster to run a web server and am using the trial VMware software. I had no VMware expereince.

Another IT person in my firm had gotten the VMWare cookbook

and found it to be less than useful. Normally I'd get an O'Reilly book, but forewarned I looked around Amazon and got this book instead. It has been by my side since then, and I've used it a lot. It helped me setup Vcenter Vserver and to create datacenter and cluster objects. In short, it was a great help in a real world case where I didn't have the budget or inclination to hire a consultant.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars VMware vSphere 4 Admin August 21, 2010
By mbiss
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This is a great book for beginners. The book has all the quick reference material that you need instantly. It's an indispensible guide that "newbies" will appreciate. My copy is already dog-eared. The book will provide answers to basic vSphere 4 questions and encourage you to dive deeper into more advanced vSphere features. It's a great starter book for your library. After absorbing the information in this book you will be ready to explore in-depth, more technical resources.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Used Books July 6, 2010
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Everyone should look at the "used" books instead of new.
The books are in great shape and at a fraction of the price.
This book was no exception. Arrived in great shape and very quickly.

I am very happy with this purchase.
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