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If you want to gain insight into the real-world uses of VMware ESX and ESXi, this book provides scores of step-by-step solutions for working with these products in a wide range of network environments. You'll not only learn the basics — how to pool resources from hardware servers, computer clusters, networks, and storage, and then distribute them among virtual machines — but also the stumbling blocks you'll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security.
Many resources can teach you about virtualization and the basics of VMware. This book is for system administrators who are ready to go beyond an introduction.
VMware is a powerful and flexible platform for pooling the resources from computer clusters or several hardware servers and distributing them quickly. This book provides a look into real-world use of VMware ESX and ESXi, with step-by-step solutions for problems that occur in a wide range of environments.
Many resources exist for learning virtualization technology and the foundations of the VMware software package, including installation and simple configuration. This book provides a deeper look into practical usage. Written by experts with experience using VMware in a production environment, VMware Cookbook shares tips and tricks learned through trial and error, and supplies the background you need to apply them. You'll view VMware as part of its environment, with attention to operating systems, storage, and logical and physical network components.
Major topics include:
Installation best practices Disk storage implementations and configurations Logical and physical network configuration Security and monitoring Resource Management, using the Distributed Resource Scheduler, shares, and resource pools Cloning and migrating servers Configuration and fine-tuning
VMware Cookbook will ease the burden of system administrators who want more than a basic introduction to this complex and mission-critical technology.
VMware is a powerful, flexible, and useful tool for pooling and distributing resources from computer clusters or several hardware servers. This book provides a look into real-world VMware usage, with step-by-step solutions for problems that occur in a wide range of environments.
A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use
About the Author
Matthew Helmke has written articles for magazines such as Linux+ and Linux Identity, helped write Prentice Hall's The Official Ubuntu Book, and has written and self-published two books about Arabic and Moroccan culture. He first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. Currently, he is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (ubuntuforums.org), and a member of the membership approval committee for Ubuntu in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has run a business using only free software, has done some consulting, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: VMware Infrastructure InstallationChapter 2: StorageChapter 3: NetworkingChapter 4: Resource and vCenter ManagementChapter 5: Useful Command-Line ToolsChapter 6: General SecurityChapter 7: Automating ESX InstallationColophon
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