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Vmware Cookbook: A Real-World Guide to Effective Vmware Useby Ryan Troy and Matthew Helmke.
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With scores of step-by-step solutions, this cookbook helps you work with VMware ESXi in a wide range of network environments. Youll 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 how to overcome the stumbling blocks youll encounter when you monitor systems, troubleshoot problems, and deal with security.
This expanded second edition covers recent advances in vCloud Director and vShield cloud security. Ideal for system administrators of any level, VMware Cookbook also includes valuable information to help you determine your virtualization needs.
If you want to gain insight into the real-world uses of VMware ESXi, this cookbook provides scores of step-by-step solutions for working with this product 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.
Written by experts with experience using VMware in a production environment, VMware Cookbook shares tips and tricks earned through trial and error, and supplies the background information you need to apply them.
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 Tools and ReferencesChapter 6: General SecurityChapter 7: Automating ESXi InstallationsChapter 8: vCloud Director OverviewChapter 9: vSphere Storage ApplianceColophon
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