- Understanding the key goals and concepts of Software-Defined Storage and Virtual SAN technology
- Meeting physical and virtual requirements for safe Virtual SAN implementation
- Installing and configuring Virtual SAN for your unique environment
- Using Storage Policy Based Management to control availability, performance, and reliability
- Simplifying deployment with VM Storage Policies
- Discovering key Virtual SAN architectural details: caching I/O, VASA, witnesses, pass-through RAID, and more
- Ensuring efficient day-to-day Virtual SAN management and maintenance
- Interoperating with other VMware features and products
- Designing and sizing Virtual SAN clusters
- Troubleshooting, monitoring, and performance optimization
Friday, July 11. 2014
Kindle Edition of Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator's Guide to Vmware Virtual SAN available for download NOW!
Monday, June 2. 2014
- Understanding the new end-user service model and how VMware View and VMware Horizon address it
- Mastering VMware View 6 and VMware Workspace 1.8 architectures
- Leveraging proven installation and implementation techniques
- Efficiently operating Connection, Security, and Transfer servers
- Managing agents, clients, portals, composers, and personas
- Integrating VMware View and Workspace
- Implementing operational best practices, such as desktop pools, user data management, and SaaS
- Using VMware Mirage to manage desktop images more intelligently and provide a wider spectrum of end-user services
- Delivering multimedia within a View desktop environment
- Integrating Microsoft Lync with VMware View
- Monitoring VMware View and optimizing its performance
Monday, May 26. 2014
Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager
Friday, May 9. 2014
Upcoming New Book - VMware Network Virtualization: Connectivity for the Software Designed Data Center
This book will cover both the "how" and the "why" of network virtualization. You'll learn how it works, which technologies comprise it, where to find your best opportunities to gain value, and how to leverage it your own enterprise. Replete with use cases and specific examples, VMware Network Virtualization offers unprecedented insight into how network virtualization works in the context of the datacenter. Coverage includes:
- The history, evolution, status, and future of Virtual Networking and Software Defined Networks
- Prerequisites and preparations for effective network virtualization
- Using next-generation data center network design to improve scale, availability, resiliency, and performance
- The rise of the virtual data center: reducing equipment and management costs, while improving user experience
- Key characteristics of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)
- Using network virtualization to provide secure, efficient application access across organizations and functions
- Migrating workloads without changing IP addresses or networks
- VMware technologies for network virtualization: vSphere, vCNS, NVP, CloudStack, vCloud Director and more
- Architectural considerations: public/private clouds, IaaS, and hybrid tenancy
- Automation and integration opportunities
Thursday, May 8. 2014
VMware vSphere Performance: Designing CPU, Memory, Storage, and Networking for Performance-Intensive Workloads - VMware vSphere is the industry's most widely deployed virtualization solution. However, if you improperly deploy vSphere, performance problems occur.
Aimed at VMware administrators and engineers and written by a team of VMware experts, this resource provides guidance on common CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems. Plus, step-by-step instructions walk you through techniques for solving problems and shed light on possible causes behind the problems.
- Divulges troubleshooting methodologies, performance monitoring tools, and techniques and tools for isolating performance problems
- Details the necessary steps for handling CPU, memory, storage, and network-related problems
- Offers understanding on the interactions between VMware vSphere and CPU, memory, storage, and network
Thursday, May 1. 2014
- Puppet IT automation software for managing infrastructure across its lifecycle, including provisioning, configuration, orchestration, and reporting
- Chef configuration management tool for writing system configuration "recipes" that streamline server configuration and maintenance and can integrate with cloud-based platforms such as Rackspace and Amazon EC2 to automate provisioning
- Ansible, the flexible open source toolkit for automating configuration management and orchestration in Unix and Unix-style environments
- For automating tasks and configuration management in Windows environments - Windows PowerShell
Wednesday, April 30. 2014
This chapter focuses on the former, the original recipe vSwitch that is included with every license level. Don't let the "standard" part of the Standard Switch fool you—it includes a bunch of great features to help you shuffle traffic around your network. With that said, let’s look at what makes a VMware Standard Switch tick.
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Wednesday, April 9. 2014
Friday, March 28. 2014
This indispensable start-to-finish guide brings together all the techniques, tips, and insights you'll need. Drawing on their unsurpassed personal experience, pioneering experts Michael Corey and Jeff Szastak share comprehensive best practices, tips, and insights for deploying mission critical database servers in virtualized vSphere 5 environments. Virtualizing SQL Server 2012 with VMware guides you through the entire project and database lifecycle, including:
- Migrating existing SQL Server databases onto a vSphere platform
- Baselining your physical system and properly determining resource requirements for a virtualized implementation
- Architecting design, storage, memory, and networking for superior performance
- Choosing the right hypervisor
- Leveraging SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups
- Managing and monitoring virtualized database instances and resources
Monday, March 24. 2014
Networking for VMware Administrators fills this crucial knowledge gap. Writing for VMware professionals, Christopher Wahl and Steve Pantol illuminate the core concepts of modern networking, and show how to apply them in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting any virtualized network environment.
Drawing on their extensive experience with a wide range of virtual network environments, the authors address physical networking, switching, storage networking, and several leading virtualization scenarios, including converged infrastructure.
Teaching through relevant examples, they focus on foundational concepts and features that will be valuable for years to come. To support rapid learning and mastery, they present clear learning objectives, questions, problems, a complete glossary, and extensive up-to-date references.
VMware Horizon Workspace is a new type of solution that is commonly referred to as a "Workspace Aggregator” or “Universal Services Broker”.
It delivers a solution that provides end-users with a single point of access to their corporate data, applications, and other IT-resources as well as providing IT administrators with a single point of administration and management.
It will then look in detail at the different features and functionality offered by Horizon Workspace in delivering against application brokering, data collaboration, and mobility. The book will take you through each one in detail, using illustrations and screenshots with the option to follow in real time to build out your own lab/pilot environment.
You will also be guided through the product capabilities using step-by-step instructions and screenshots of each feature and how to implement it.