Mastering VMware vSphere 4

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 26, 2010 - Computers - 696 pages
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As part of the highly acclaimed Mastering series from Sybex, this book offers a comprehensive look at VMware vSphere 4, how to implement it, and how to make the most of what it offers.

Coverage Includes:

  • Shows administrators how to use VMware to realize significant savings in hardware costs while still providing adequate "servers" for their users
  • Demonstrates how to partition a physical server into several virtual machines, reducing the overall server footprint within the operations center
  • Explains how VMware subsumes a network to centralize and simplify its management, thus alleviating the effects of "virtual server sprawl"

Now that virtualization is a key cost-saving strategy, Mastering VMware vSphere 4 is the strategic guide you need to maximize the opportunities.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 3
3
Chapter 2
17
Deploying VMware ESX
23
Deploying VMware ESXi
40
The Bottom Line
54
Chapter 3
57
Installing vCenter Server
67
Using Guided Consolidation
367
Importing Virtual Appliances
380
Chapter 9
385
Chapter 10
411
Allocating Virtual Machine CPU Capacity
420
Exploring VMotion
432
Investigating Clusters
441
Ensuring VMotion Compatibility
448

Installing vCenter Server in a Linked Mode Group
77
Exploring vCenter Servers Management Features
86
Managing vCenter Server Settings
94
The Bottom Line
101
Chapter 4
103
Patching Hosts and Guests
121
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136
Chapter 5
139
Working with vNetwork Distributed Switches
182
Installing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 1000V
200
Configuring Virtual Switch Security
207
Chapter 6
215
VMware Storage Fundamentals
249
NFS Datastores
258
Raw Device Mapping
270
New vStorage Features in vSphere 4
277
Leveraging SAN and NAS Best Practices
309
Chapter 7
317
Installing a Guest Operating System
330
Managing and Modifying Virtual Machines
340
Creating Templates and Deploying Virtual Machines
351
The Bottom Line
358
Chapter 8
361
Chapter 11
455
Examining ClusterinaBox Scenarios
459
Examining Physical to Virtual Clustering
469
Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance
490
Backing Up with VMware Consolidated Backup
496
Restoring with VMware Consolidated Backup
507
Implementing VMware Data Recovery
514
Chapter 12
519
Using Alarms
520
Working with Performance Graphs
529
Working with CommandLine Tools
541
Monitoring Network Usage
548
Chapter 13
555
Chapter 14
587
Automating with PowerShell and PowerCLI
597
Using Shell Scripts with VMware ESX
605
Appendix A
611
Creating and Managing Virtual Networks
617
Creating and Managing Virtual Machines
623
Ensuring High Availability and Business Continuity
629
Appendix B
637
Appendix C
645
Index
653
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About the author (2010)

Scott Lowe has worked in IT for more than 15 years and currently works with a national VAR/reseller as a technical lead specializing in virtualization and virtualization technologies. Scott maintains a well-respected virtualization website, blog.scottlowe.org, and is a contributing author for SearchVMware.com and SearchServerVirtualization.com. Scott is also the recipient of a VMware vExpert Award, an honor awarded to a very select group of individuals for their contributions to the VMware and virtualization community in 2008.

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