- Paperback: 222 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1456301446
- ISBN-13: 978-1456301446
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,163,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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VMware vSphere 4.1 HA and DRS Technical deepdive Paperback – December 2, 2010
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There is no prerequisite knowledge needed to read the book, however the book is by no means a "how-to" guide and consist of 222 pages with all the detail you want and ever need on VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). The book has been reviewed by the engineers of the product and is one of a kind. We hope you will enjoy reading it as much as we did writing it.
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Praise for the HA and DRS technical deepdive:
Marc Sevigny (senior staff engineer VMware HA group): "Duncan Epping's intimate knowledge of VMware HA internals, plus his experience working with HA installations in a wide range of configurations make him the de facto HA guru. Anyone considering or using VMware HA should become one of his devout followers."
Anne Holler (senior staff engineer VMware Distributed group): "Frank Denneman has extensive knowledge and experience across a wide range of VMware products from ESX to vCenter to DRS. He has written an indispensable reference for using and understanding DRS and DPM."
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Duncan and Frank are well-known in the VMware community, both via their blogs and their in-person work at customers and events. If you think you understand HA and DRS, and doubt that anyone could write an entire book on these topics, prepare to change the way you think. VMware HA probably has more advanced settings than any other VMware product except the hypervisor itself -- and those settings are listed and explained in this book, along with 'best practice' guidelines and design recommendations for general use cases. Not only are the features, knobs, and levers explained, but combinations and integration points are identified. Particularly useful are several examples and diagrams that reinforce often overlooked or misunderstood concepts.
While a little rough in some places, for a self-published book on a complex topic, I've got to commend the authors on their work and look forward to more from them. This is one of those books that is a fairly quick read, but will live near my desk for those times when I need to remember exactly how something works or the name of some configuration option.
The book is made up in two in main articles HA (done by Duncan) and DRS (done by Frank) whereby they don't miss out on all main subjects of the discussed technology. Everything is well covered and they don't forget to mention where extra information can be found.
All in all this book is a must read for every system engineer, architect, or whatever IT freak working with VMware vsphere out there. For IT-managers, this is a book you must give all your employees working (administrating, desgning) with your vsphere environment.
@Duncan and @Frank, great job guys! Love the contents for it brings loads of knowledge in a 200 page book. Love the cover, for i'm dutch too ;-)
This book is a must read for everybody that is technically involved with VMware vSphere. It's easy to read and is written in a structured manner. I highly recommend it and enjoy reading it. It's my reference for building and designing VMware vSphere infrastructures.
When these guys say deepdive, they mean it. This book is packed with helpful information from the first, to the last page. Somehow, they even manage to read minds. They know what you're thinking as a VMware administrator, and they'll tell you the why, and the best practice.
Lots of books have good overviews of HA and DRS, but none goes as deep as this. It's very well-written, and highly recommended for anyone who is running, or thinking about running an HA/DRS environment.
This book is, as Jeremy Clarkson would say, "absolutely brilliant"!
Duncan and Frank have both acheived the highly respected VCDX certification and are well respected in the virtualisation community, thanks to their contributions online on Twitter and their respective websites. These two live and breathe this technology and what isn't in this book, about HA & DRS, isn't worth knowing.
This is essential reading for any VMware admin, engineer or consultant.
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