Tuesday, March 4. 2014
Tuesday, February 18. 2014
Thus, vCD will ensure efficient management of resources with data center efficiency and business agility. VMware VCloud Director Cookbook will cover a lot of ground, ranging from easy to complex recipes. It will not only dive into networks, data-stores, and vApps, but also cover vCloud design improvements, troubleshooting, and the vCloud API.
VMware VCloud Director Cookbook is split into different sections, each of which deals with a special topic in vCloud - from networks, to vApps, to storage and design. This book contains over 80 recipes with the difficulty levels ranging from simple to very advanced.
You will learn how to automate vCloud easily and quickly with the API, and also learn how to isolate a vApp and still fully access it without risking the network. Design considerations that need to be addressed while deploying the vCloud and more will also be looked into. "VMware VCloud Director Cookbook" will make your life as an admin a lot easier by providing you with some good recipes that have been proven to work in small to large enterprises.
Monday, February 17. 2014
Install, configure, troubleshoot, and expand your virtualization deployment with this essential handbook. The vCenter Operations Management Suite contains so much information within one solution that it can be intimidating. It can make administrators feel overwhelmed or think that they are not using it properly.
Written by VMware expert Lauren Malho, this book is a practical guide to using vCenter Operations Manager for the everyday administrator. It not only gives step-by-step instructions but also makes admins more comfortable with the user interface so they can maintain, troubleshoot, and design their infrastructure and virtual environment in the most efficient way possible.
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Essentials guides you through installing and configuring vCenter Operations Manager and shows you how to maximize its potential. vCenter Operations Manager helps you maintain and troubleshoot your VMware environment as well as your physical environment. It goes beyond using the simple alarms vCenter gives you by explaining the virtual environment and how to track, explain, and find solutions to anomalous behavior.
You're taught how to deploy the power of vCops to maximize your ability to plan capacity and design your environment, enabling more efficient use of your hardware than ever before.
Learning PowerCLI is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a thorough knowledge of VMware vSphere PowerCLI. This knowledge will help you to automate your routine tasks so you can save valuable time. Learning PowerCLI introduces you to VMware vSphere PowerCLI, from downloading and installing the software to creating good-looking reports of your VMware vSphere environment.
You will learn about working with host profiles, configuring virtual switches, removing snapshots, configuring Storage DRS, working with affinity rules, configuring an alarm, and managing roles and permissions. You will learn everything you need to know to get started with automating your VMware vSphere infrastructure. All the examples in Learning PowerCLI can be used directly in your environment.
Saturday, February 15. 2014
It is fully integrated with core vSphere features, such as vSphere HA, DRS, and vMotion, and it provides both resiliency as well as scale-out storage functionality.
Essential VSAN: Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN
Friday, February 14. 2014
Today’s busi- nesses demand simple, less complex technology services that don’t require legions of IT staff members to operate. Instead, businesses want their internal IT functions to operate with the cloudlike efficiency of companies like Google and Facebook.
Cloud companies didn’t achieve their success by maintaining the status quo: They traded traditional hardware for cheap commodity hardware and wrapped powerful software constructs around it. This setup gives the resulting environ- ment all the availability, data protection, and administration benefits of hardware-led environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity.
You don’t need an MBA or a PhD in storage to understand the concepts presented in this book. Regardless of your background, you simply need to have an open mind about the new software-led systems that are coming to data centers. (Kids these days and their crazy ideas!)
Go Get: Software-Defined Storage For Dummies, Nutanix Special Edition
Monday, February 10. 2014
"VMware vSphere 5.x Design Cookbook" covers the design process from creating the conceptual design, to determining the resource requirements for the logical design, and then on to creating the physical design. "VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook" begins with the process of identifying the design factors and applying them to the logical and physical design process in order to create a successful vSphere 5.x design.
The key to a successful VMware vSphere 5.x design is the design’s ability to satisfy the design factors. This Cookbook walks you through the process of identifying the design factors which include the requirements the design must satisfy and the assumptions the architect makes to form the conceptual design. From the conceptual design, the logical design is created.
The logical design process includes determining the architecture of and the resources required for the management, storage, network, and compute resources. This Cookbook includes recipes for calculating the resources required and determining the architecture and features to use while applying VMware recommended practices.
The physical design takes the logical design requirements and maps them to the physical infrastructure required to support the resources. "VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook" offers recipes to determine the physical resources and configuration required to support the logical design while satisfying the design factors. Finally, the book provides recipes for creating design documentation. Documenting the design, the implementation procedures, and the verification procedures are also covered towards the end of the book.
Friday, January 24. 2014
Building a Horizon View infrastructure isn’t just about buying the right hardware; it requires careful consideration of all layers of the implementation including desktop pool configuration, the ability to monitor and troubleshoot the environment, and understanding what will happen when the environment matures or is required to expand. This book will help you understand why each of these topics is important, and provide the guidance needed to help make your Horizon View environment successful.