- Paperback: 928 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (March 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435456548
- ISBN-13: 978-1435456549
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,912,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Administering vSphere 5: Planning, Implementing and Troubleshooting 1st Edition
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1. Intro to vSphere Suite. 2. Planning a vSphere Installation. 3. Too ESXi for Your Environment - Installing and Configuring ESX & ESXi. 4. Installing and Configuring vCenter Server. 5. Virtual Network Design. 6. Virtual Machine Management. 7. Storage & You - Planning, Configuring and Managing Storage. 8. Resource Planning. 9. Disaster Recovery - HA, FT, SRM, and You. 10. Operationally. 11. Working Safely: Security. 12. Working Smart: Automation. 13. When it Breaks: Troubleshooting. Apendix 1. Reference Architectures.
From the Author
This book is different from many of the other books on vSphere, in that we have taken a deliberative approach that focuses (in almost every chapter of the book) on planning for the topic being covered, implementation details, security considerations, and finally a section on troubleshooting. We have linked content throughout the book to minimize duplication, and yet inform you where to go when you need to look up related material. We have created a book designed for beginners, yet with enough information to be helpful to those with more experience, and have made a particular point of pointing out changes. We also have tried hard to help both those new to vSphere 5 as well as those who wish to upgrade form previous versions.
We are all trainers and consultants and have tried to bring our training and consulting background into this project to discuss practical issues you should be aware of, as well as tips and tricks. We have brought many examples we have used from our training classes to make complex concepts easier to understand.
This book doesn't read like a traditional book that is focused on presenting the facts in a straightforward, often dry, manner, but rather much more like you were a student in one of our classes with an ongoing dialog with you, the reader. We hope you will enjoy this style and find it easy to read.
Top customer reviews
I have recommended this book to other beginners and professionals who have all said great things about this book. I have also recommended this book to an IT Manager who said he did not administer vSphere himself but wanted to understand the language that his technicians were talking when it comes to virtualization. He has told me that this book improved his ability to manage vSphere projects and tasks because of the understanding he gained from this book.
I read this book during my deployment in Afghanistan and had the honor of having Mr. Brian Eiler as my instructor at Kandahar. He is truly an expert and brings a high level of professionalism to his work. All of the content that he contributed to this book was written at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Because of his high level of dedication to the IT community and assisting the contactors/soldiers in a combat zone, Mr. Eiler is well deserving of his recognitions. No other book on the market includes this level of dedication in it's context.
If you are looking for a book to start with or looking for another guide to add to your library, this is the one. I found myself referencing this book more often than Google.
Hats off to the authors and thank you for your hard work and dedication!