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
Scott Lowe has been in the Information Technology field for 10 years, and has installed dozens of networks in environments ranging from homes with a few users, to small offices with a few dozen users, to sixty-building networks with a few thousand users. In addition to his position as the IT Director for the National Association of Attorneys General, he writes technical articles for CNet's Techrepublic unit. He's written more than 200 articles on a wide range of topics, from wireless security to installing web servers on Linux to discussions of tools for managing NetWare servers. The walls of his home are currently in the process of being patched up from his latest home networking venture.