- Paperback: 696 pages
- Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (August 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470481382
- ISBN-13: 978-0470481387
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,219,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Mastering VMware vSphere 4 (Computer/Tech) 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
From the Back Cover
Harness the power of virtualization for your enterprise
Install and manage one or one thousand virtual servers in your enterprise with the latest generation of VMware virtualization software, vSphere 4, and this comprehensive guide. Using step-by-step instruction backed by real-world scenarios, this book takes you under the hood of this powerful VMware suite, clearly explaining all of the components and how you can get the most out of them. Discover how to reduce your overall server footprint, expand capacity, optimize performance, track cost savings, and more with this in-depth guide.
Getting up to speed on all components of the VMware vSphere 4 suite
Installing, configuring, and managing VMware ESX and ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and VMware Update Manager
Managing virtual machines and networks, storage devices, and access
Migrating and importing virtual machines into your existing infrastructure
Understanding high availability and business continuity in the VMware world
Securing your vSphere virtual infrastructure and monitoring performance
Mitigating the effects of unplanned physical server failure with VMware Fault Tolerance
Scripting and automating with PowerShell and PowerCLI
Increase Capacity with Scalable, Robust Virtual Solutions
Get the Very Most out of a vSphere 4 Infrastructure
Reduce Your Overall Server Footprint and Cut Costs
Secure Your Virtual Network and Monitor Performance
Reinforce Your Skills with Real-World Examples
About the Author
Scott Lowe has worked in IT for more than 15 years and currently works with a national VAR/reseller as a technical lead specializing in virtualization and virtualization technologies. Scott maintains a well-respected virtualization website, blog.scottlowe.org, and is a contributing author for SearchVMware.com and SearchServerVirtualization.com. Scott is also the recipient of a VMware vExpert Award, an honor awarded to a very select group of individuals for their contributions to the VMware and virtualization community in 2008.
Top Customer Reviews
This book starts with vSphere planning and installation and moves into daily administrative tasks. I especially enjoyed the chapters on resource allocation, high availability, and automating vSphere.
Scott's extensive real-world experience really shows through in the way that the book is written.
If you had to choose only one vSphere book - this is the book to choose!
-David Davis, vExpert, VCP4, CCIE
So, Should You Get This Book?
Newbie: For a VMware Newbie, this is a very good book. You're in for a proper initiation into the virtual world of computer resources. Still, you do need to work with the product otherwise your retention for the information presented will be very very short indeed.
Seasoned: Short path to upgrade your ESX 3.x knowledge to vSphere and see what's new in ESX 4.x. Once done, the possibilities are endless, or at least you can start reading the technical manuals for more details and specifics and the multitude of presentation, White & Technical papers and plenty of high quality training video on the net and You Tube.Read more ›
This text is a well written introductory guide (meaning that although it covers some advanced topics, it is written with the beginner in mind), and although (as other reviewers have indicated) many will quickly outgrow this effort, Scott Lowe provides a great one-stop shop for getting going with vSphere 4. What the potential reader will need is highly dependent on how deeply they will get involved with the product (and technologies offered as part of the product). As a consultant architect, my reading was initially focused on the non-core portions of the book that concentrate on creating and managing virtual machines, migrating and importing virtual machines, and managing virtual machine resource allocation, although other portions of the book were later read as well.Read more ›
sometimes, you will face performance issues, network issues, etc. For those more harder issues, you will need to have extra knowledge which you can gain from vSphere: troubleshooting course, and vsphere: Manage for Performance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Scott Lowe is a great author. VMware vSphere 4 was somewhat lacking for the years VMware has been doing virtualization.Published 18 months ago by Mike
A good book and straight forward. Just another for my libraryPublished on July 3, 2014 by Jeanine E Patrick
Good info for setting up a 4.1 server from start to finish i had it up and running in no timePublished on December 31, 2012 by glassgun
This guy definitely knows his stuff. Any time that I've needed some reference for configuration/planning I've pointed to this as my go to reference material. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Mark T. Wain
I like the content of this book. it will explain all the things you need to know. though it has many typos, you can still follow if you know your stuffs. Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by edison
Sometimes, you will face performance issues, network issues, etc. For those harder issues, you will need to have extra knowledge which you can gain from vSphere: troubleshooting... Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by A. Taveras