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Maximum Vsphere: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with Vmware Vsphere 4

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Best Practices, How-Tos, and Technical Deep Dives for Working VMware VI4/VI3 Pros


Maximum vSphere is the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute, working reference for everyone who plans, implements, or administers VMware virtual infrastructure. Authored by top VMware consultants, it brings together proven best practices, tips, and solutions for achieving outstanding performance and reliability in your production environment.


This book brings together crucial knowledge you won’t find anywhere else, including powerful new vSphere 4 techniques drawn from the experiences of dozens of advanced practitioners. You’ll find sophisticated, expert coverage of virtual machines, vCenter Server, networking, storage, backups, vMotion, fault tolerance, vSphere management, installation, upgrades, security, and much more.


Author Eric Siebert takes the same hands-on approach that made his VMware® VI3 Implementation and Administration so popular with working professionals. Whether you’re implementing or managing vSphere 4, upgrading from older virtualization technologies, or taking new responsibilities in any VMware environment, you’ll find this bookindispensable.


Coverage includes


  • Understanding how key vSphere 4 changes affect production environments
  • Working with ESX and ESXi hosts and host profiles
  • Getting “under the hood” with vSphere 4 virtual machines
  • Making the most of vCenter Server and plug-ins
  • Choosing and configuring storage for maximum efficiency
  • vSphere Networking: physical/virtual NICs, standard/distributed vSwitches, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and more
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting vSphere performance: CPU, memory, disk/storage, and other issues
  • Backing up and recovering VMware environments
  • Using advanced features, including High Availability (HA), Distributed Resource, Distributed Power Management (DPM) and Vmotion
  • Managing vSphere through the client, Web access, command line, Management Assistant, Powershell, ESX Service Console, and third-party tools
  • Building your own vSphere 4 lab
  • Performing more efficient installations and upgrades

About the Author

Eric Siebert, a VMware vExpert and a twenty-five-year IT industry veteran, has achieved elite Guru status on VMware’s VMTN support forums, maintains the VMware information web site, and regularly blogs and contributes to many Tech Target web sites, including and He is the author of VMware® VI3 Implementation and Administration (Prentice Hall, 2009), a past VMworld speaker, and a frequent Best of VMworld awards judge.


Contributor Simon Seagrave, a VMware vExpert and VCP, has worked with VMware products since the early days of VMware GSX. He covers virtualization, servers, and storage related technologies on his popular blog, TechHead (

Table of Contents



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Chapter 1: Introduction to vSphere

Chapter 2: ESX & ESXI HOSTS

Chapter 3: Virtual Machines

Chapter 4: vCenter Server

Chapter 5: Storage in vSphere

Chapter 6: Networking in vSphere

Chapter 7: Performance in vSphere

Chapter 8: Backups in vSphere

Chapter 9: Advanced Features

Chapter 10: Management Of vSphere

Chapter 11: Installing vSphere

Chapter 12: Upgrading To vSphere

Chapter 13: Creating And Configuring Virtual Machines

Chapter 14: Building Your Own vSphere Lab



Product Details

Prentice Hall
Operating Systems - UNIX
Seagrave, Simon
Siebert, Eric
Unix-Unix Administration
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 2010
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.30x7.10x.84 in. 1.45 lbs.

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