VMware vSphere For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 9, 2011 - Computers - 384 pages
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A plain-English guide to the market-leading virtualization andcloud computing technology

With virtualization, a single server can host dozens or hundredsof virtual machines running a variety of operating systems, andeven hook them together in a virtual network or cloudinfrastructure. This practical guide shows you how to create avirtual system using the VMware VSphere environment.  You'llfind all the information you need to understand, design, and deployone—without getting overwhelmed with technical detail. Andonce you’re up and running, this book is the perfectreference for maintenance and troubleshooting issues.

  • Introduces you to virtualization and VMware’svirtualization/cloud computing technology, the most recent versionis VMware vSphere Shows you how to design a vSphereenvironment
  • Covers installation, deployment, management, maintenance, andtroubleshooting
  • Provides what IT managers and system administrators need toroll out their first virtualized or cloud infrastructure, or to getup to speed on VMware’s technology

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Table of Contents
Deciding on vSphere
Introducing Vir tualization
Ups and Downs of Virtualization
MemoQr overcommit
Delving into vSphere Enterprise Features
Finding Out Whats New in vSphere 4
Planning for a vSphere Rollout
Preparing LUNBased SAN Storage for First
Inviting ESX Hosts to the Cluster Club
Administering and Maintaining vSphere
Filling Up the Virtual Container
Bring in the Clones
Things That Dont Clone Very Well
Using Logic to Place a New Virtual Machine
Events Alarms and Monitoring

Keeping Scalability in Mind
Enterprise Plus Edition
Teaming Network Interface Cards
Access Control and Datastores
Confirming the connections
Confirming ESX Installation
Meeting the Prerequisites
Running the vCenter Server Installer
Enabling vSphere Web Access
Configuring a New vCenter Ser
Wiring Up vSphere to the Network Virtually
Confirming the connection
Attaching hosts to the
Connecting vSphere to Shared Storage
Configuring Fibre Channel SAN Storage
Avoiding common configuration errors
Putting Alarms to Work
A Quick Tour of Your Virtual Infrastructure
One of These Hosts Is Not Like the Other Host
Capturing a Host Configuration
Changing the Admin Password
Making VMs Play Fair with Resource Pools
Enforcing hard limits
Using vSphere Availability Features
Using VMWare High Availability
Making the Rules and Breaking Them
Solving High Availability Errors
Dealing with VM Crashes
Ten Tools to Make vSphere Management Easier
Ten Places to Improve Your vSphere KnowHow

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About the author (2011)

Dan Mitchell is Technical Director for DynamicOps andfounder of www.StartsWithV.com, a Web site and blog focused onvirtualization technology and the surrounding industry.

Tom Keegan has been working with VMware products for tenyears and is certified as a VMware VCP and a Certified AdvancedProfessional on vSphere 4—Datacenter Design. He is aTechnical Director at Fresenius Medical Care.

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