All the Information IT Professionals Need for VMware vSphere 5.5
VMware vSphere is the world's leading virtualization platform, and vSphere 5.5 gives you even greater control over how to allocate your virtual resources. Whether you're just starting to virtualize, or you already have a virtualized environment but want to improve your skills with practical advice, best practices, and real-world examples, this book is your complete VMware vSphere resource. The author team of VMware vExperts Scott Lowe and Nick Marshall uses a logical, start-to-finish approach, showing you in detail how to install, configure, manage, and monitor a dynamic virtual environment using the VMware vSphere 5.5 product suite.
Understanding all components of the VMware vSphere 5.5 suite
Installing and configuring VMware ESXi Server, vCenter Server, and vSphere Update Manager
Creating and configuring virtual networks and storage devices
Ensuring high availability, and planning for disaster recovery and business continuity
Creating virtual machines, including installing VMware Tools, deploying, and managing everything with the vSphere Web Client
Cloning virtual machines with your own templates and vApps, or with OVF (Open Virtualization Format)
Understanding utilization versus allocation and balancing resource utilization
Integrating vCenter Operations Manager and monitoring VMware vSphere performance
Install, Configure, and Manage a Virtualized System with VMware vSphere 5.5
Increase Your Capacity with Scalable, Robust, Virtualized and Cloud Solutions
Monitor Performance and Maintain High Availability
Reinforce Skills with Best Practices and Real-World Examples
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.