VMware Infrastructure 3 For Dummies
By William Lowe
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2008
Pages: 384

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VMware Infrastructure 3!

Virtualization can save your business real money. That's what VMware's exciting Infrastructure 3 is all about, and this book is all about making VMware Infrastructure 3 easy to understand and use. Here's what you need to know to understand, design, and deploy a reliable and fault-tolerant VMware Infrastructure 3 environment, whether you're new to virtualization or just starting with VMware Infrastructure 3.

  • Grasp the groundwork — get a basic understanding of how virtualization works and what you need to do before virtualizing your machines

  • Know your needs — analyze the capacity your system will require as it grows

  • Build a foundation — learn the anatomy and installation of the ESX hosts on which you build a virtual infrastructure

  • Tolerant to a fault — discover how to assure fault tolerance with clusters and the VirtualCenter database

  • Dive in — see how to use resource pools, how to set them up and secure them, and why they're useful

  • Always be prepared — explore new options for disaster preparedness, including Virtual Consolidated Backup

  • Manage and monitor — to stay ahead of trouble

Open the book and find:

  • The pros and cons of virtualization

  • How to plan and implement a VMware solution

  • Advice on data-gathering and analysis tools

  • A tour of ESX and how it works

  • Networking best practices

  • How virtual switches and networks work

  • Infrastructure 3's storage model and VMFS

  • How to meet unique virtual security needs

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