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VMware ESX Server: Advanced Technical Design Guide (Advanced Technical Design Guide series) Paperback – September 1, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
All that said, I found it to be somewhat repetitive. This is good in some cases, as it allows you to refer back to a single chapter or section without having to jump around to find all the information. On the other hand, reading it straight through can feel somewhat tedious and I found myself skipping sections. Sometimes it felt like it was referring to or assuming knowledge of topics that hadn't yet been covered as well. For instance, I believe VMNICs were defined in a section later than their first usage.
Finally, the editing in this book could have been way better. At several points, Microsoft Windows is referenced as "windows" (lowercase). There are other mechanical and grammatical issues that pop up, as well. While it is clear what the authors are trying to say, I found it somewhat distracting and sometimes it resulted in me having to read a sentence twice so I could look past the problem.
Overall, I'd say this book is a must. I look forward for a version based on Virtual Infrastructure 3 and hope they clean up the text a bit, too.
I am a contract trainer for VMware, and I will definitely be recommending this book to all of my students! This book fills in all of the blanks that the students usually have after a jam-packed 4 day Virtual Infrastructure class.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's out of date now, but at the time of purchase it was the go to reference for VMWARE novices and day-to-day users. I still use it as a reference guide. Read morePublished on March 30, 2014 by David Kullik
used this for my job as a reference when i needed it. worked well for me at the time. donated to charity once we upgraded to a new version of ESX.Published on August 13, 2013 by Mugopain
It did not meet my needs - only covering ESX 2.5 - in my view content is out dated. I was looking for VI 3 and ESX 3.5 material.Published on September 2, 2008 by Jagtar Chahal
A very well written VMware primer that allows for additional in-depth understanding and awareness of this disruptive technology -Published on May 16, 2008 by William T. Hagestad II
I bought the book trying to learn VMware for the first time. Most of what it refers to is version 3.01 and mentions that iSCSI is not supported. Um, it is now. Read morePublished on February 4, 2008 by bobnla
This reference guide is an excellent resource for someone who is just learning about the VMware ESX environment. It is simple to follow and rather thorough. Read morePublished on January 17, 2008 by Kevin D. Johnson
I have a technical background but no experience with VMware. This book provided a great insight into how ESX works. Read morePublished on January 13, 2008 by CML
This is a great book for those working with ESX 2.5. With VI3 out, some of the concepts remain but a lot of the techno stuff has now been superceded. Read morePublished on August 9, 2007 by R. Gander
The book is a very good resource for obsolete versions of ESX Server. VMware made substantial changes in their 3.0 release of ESX Server, which is not covered in this book. Read morePublished on July 18, 2007 by quietman