Virtualization is hotter than ever. VMware vSphere is the most widely deployed virtualization platform, and this indispensable book by VMware vExpert and VCDX Scott Lowe is your key to harnessing the newest version. Using step-by-step instruction and real-world examples, he takes you under the hood of VMware vSphere 5 and shows you how to get the very most out of all its components. Learn how to install, configure, operate, monitor, secure, and automate your virtual infrastructure from a leading expert and with the leading virtualization solution.
Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5 suite
Installing and configuring VMware ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update Manager
Building and managing virtual machines, networks, and storage
Handling day-to-day or advanced tasks through the vSphere Web Client
Ensuring high availability and optimized resource usage with vSphere HA and vSphere DRS
Securing and automating VMware vSphere
Monitoring resource allocation and performance
Leveraging new storage features in VMware vSphere 5, such as Storage DRS
Harness the Power of Virtualization with VMware vSphere
Increase Your Capacity with Scalable and Robust Solutions
Master All Tools in the New VMware vSphere 5 Suite
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.